About Us


CAFG is the credentialing body governing the ForensicGenealogistCredentialedSM credential (FGCSM). We confer the FGCSM upon the highest-level members who pass skills-based, peer-reviewed testing.

The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy Fellow (FCAFGSM) distinction is for a member’s outstanding contributions to CAFG and forensic genealogy.

CAFG’s educational arm is the Forensic Genealogy Institute

  • Live and online (recorded) classes
  • On-demand classes
  • Forensic Genealogy Institute (3-4 day courses)

Membership is limited to genealogists who:

For more information, visit our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7eAtvPTtawKq6SSU5wC2Ig/videos