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ForensicGenealogistCredentialed, FGC(SM) awarded to Wanda I. Smith

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Credential | Comments Off on ForensicGenealogistCredentialed, FGC(SM) awarded to Wanda I. Smith

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    ForensicGenealogistCredentialed (FGCSM) awarded to Wanda I. Smith The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) is pleased to award the ForensicGenealogistCredentialedSM (FGCSM) designation to the following individual: Wanda I. Smith, FGCSM, of Plano, Texas. Mrs. Smith is a VP of the Land Department of Chestnut Exploration and Exploration, Inc., where a large part of her job involves solving chain-of-title issues, deed platting, and finding lost and missing mineral heirs.  She is also an attorney...

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ForensicGenealogistCredentialed, FGC(SM) awarded to Leslie Brinkley Lawson

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Credential | Comments Off on ForensicGenealogistCredentialed, FGC(SM) awarded to Leslie Brinkley Lawson

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    ForensicGenealogistCredentialed (FGCSM) awarded to Leslie Brinkley Lawson The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) is pleased to award the ForensicGenealogistCredentialedSM (FGCSM) designation to the following individual: Leslie Brinkley Lawson, FGCSM, of Aloha, Oregon. Leslie Brinkley Lawson, a professional genealogist, owns Lawson Research Services, LLC. Leslie Brinkley Lawson has most recently completed the CAFG Forensic Institute in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; ProGen Study Group 4;...

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Winner of 2015 Forensic Genealogy Institute Social-Media Contest Announced

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Institute | Comments Off on Winner of 2015 Forensic Genealogy Institute Social-Media Contest Announced

The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) is excited to announce that Conni Johnson has won the 2015 Forensic Genealogy Institute (FGI) social-media contest. A CAFG Facebook follower, Conni was one of many individuals sharing, posting, and tweeting about FGI during the institutes 3 days, 26-28 March, in Dallas, Texas. Conni will receive half off tuition to the 2016 Forensic Genealogy Institute (date and location have not yet been announced). Congratulations to Conni Johnson!

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CAFG Giving away 50% off Tuition to the 2016 Forensic Genealogy Institute

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Institute | Comments Off on CAFG Giving away 50% off Tuition to the 2016 Forensic Genealogy Institute

The 2015 Forensic Genealogy Institute in Dallas, Texas, is just two weeks away! But it’s not too late to be part of the best forensic education available. The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) will be live posting and tweeting updates from FGI 2015 on March 26-28, including great information from the brand-new Forensic Genealogy Master Practicum. But the best part is—you can enter to win half-off tuition to the 2016 Forensic Genealogy Institute just by reposting the updates from FGI. Here’s how to enter:...

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CAFG Announces Winner of 2015 FGI Scholarship

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Institute | Comments Off on CAFG Announces Winner of 2015 FGI Scholarship

It is with great pleasure that the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogists (CAFG) announces Bethany Waterbury as the recipient of the 2015 Forensic Genealogy Scholarship. We are very pleased to have Bethany attend this year’s “Advanced Genetic Genealogy and Unknown-Parentage Cases” course at FGI, March 26-28, 2015, in Dallas, Texas. We hope you’ll join the CAFG board in congratulating Bethany in this achievement.

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6 Ways the Forensic Genealogy Master Practicum Will Advance Your Career

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Institute | Comments Off on 6 Ways the Forensic Genealogy Master Practicum Will Advance Your Career

  By Wanda Smith Course Coordinator, Forensic Genealogy Master Practicum If you’ve gotten a little complacent about your forensic genealogy business—or your business has stalled because you’ve been confused about how to move forward—the Master Practicum at the Forensic Genealogy Institute in March 2015 will hone your skills and reignite excitement about your business. It’s also excellent preparation for anyone pursuing CAFG membership, wanting to move up a level in CAFG membership, and/or pursuing the professional Forensic Genealogist...

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CAFG Announces Scholarship

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Institute | Comments Off on CAFG Announces Scholarship

CAFG Announces Scholarship

CAFG Announces Scholarship Covering 50% of Tuition to the 2015 Forensic Genealogy Institute Largest-Ever Forensic Genealogy Event More than 65% Filled; Seats at FGI Expected to Sell Out Soon FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dallas, Texas – November 6, 2014 – The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) is now accepting applications for a $225 scholarship to the 4th Annual Forensic Genealogy Institute (FGI), to be held March 26-28, 2015, at the Wyndham Love Field Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Registration is now open at...

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Find a Roommate for FGI

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Institute | 27 comments

Find a Roommate for FGI Looking for ways to offset costs of the Forensic Genealogy Institute, March 26-28, 2015? Why not share a hotel room with a fellow FGI attendee? Hotel Details FGI attendees can stay at the Wyndham Love Field hotel for the discounted room-rate of $129 plus tax (about 15%) per night. This price is good for single or double occupancy – and rooms with 2 queen-sized beds are available. Staying with a roommate decreases the per-night cost to just $64.50 plus tax! In addition, each guest room includes these amenities: Free...

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Introducing Maryann Bacsik

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in New Member | Comments Off on Introducing Maryann Bacsik

Maryann is a full time, professional genealogist. She has experience with US and international heirship cases.  Maryann has led workshops and lectured on general genealogy as well as specialized ethnic research. A graduate of William Paterson University with a BA degree in elementary education, Maryann also obtained a Paralegal Certificate from Montclair State University.   She combined her love of family history with her fifteen years of legal experience to create her dream job as a genealogist.  In 2007 Maryann formed her own business,...

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2015 Forensic Genealogy Institute Registration Opens September 9, 2014, at 1 pm EST

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Institute | Comments Off on 2015 Forensic Genealogy Institute Registration Opens September 9, 2014, at 1 pm EST

        2015 Forensic Genealogy Institute Registration Opens September 9, 2014, at 1 pm EST FGI 2015 Set to Be the Largest Offering of Forensic Genealogy Training to Date FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dallas, Texas – September 8, 2014 – Registration for the fourth annual Forensic Genealogy Institute (FGI) opens tomorrow, September 9, 2014, at 1 pm EST online at www.forensicgenealogists.org/institute. With 100 seats available to registrants, FGI 2015 will be the largest-ever offering of forensic genealogy for intermediate and...

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