FGI and CAFG’s continuing education provides skills and training to meet the needs of our evolving profession.

FGI, Forensic Genealogy Institute, is the educational arm of CAFG.

CAFG, the first to develop and provide education solely focused on forensic genealogy, first held the Forensic Institute in 2012 in Dallas, Texas, offering 4 days dedicated to the Fundamentals of Forensic Genealogy.

Subsequent Institutes offered fundamental, advanced and continuing education, with diverse subjects offered only at FGI.

Past Forensic Genealogy Institute’s tract offerings:

  • Fundamentals of Forensic Genealogy
  • Advanced Forensic Evidence Analysis
  • Advanced Forensic Genetic Genealogy – Unknown Parentage Cases
  • Advanced Forensic Genealogy Practicum
  • Advanced DNA Practicum – Genetic Genealogy and Unknown Parentage
  • Becoming an Expert – Law and the Forensic Genealogist
  • Applying Genetic Genealogy to a Forensic Specialty
  • Professional Forensic Business Workshop

Some past topics include

  • Ethics for the Forensic Expert
  • Civil Procedure – Courtroom, Evidence Rules and Expert Witness Rules
  • Land Law
  • Probate Process and Unknown Heirs
  • Expanding Skills in Unknown Parentage and Missing Identity
  • Fees and Contracts and Client Work Products
  • Forensic Document Analysis
  • Dual Citizenship, Adoptions
  • Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, Real Estate and Beneficiary Cases
  • Military Repatriation
  • Genetic Genealogy Ethics
  • Work Products – Reports and Affidavits

FGI’s instructors have included advanced forensic practitioners and outstanding nationally recognized presenters such as

  • Debbie Parker Wayne, CG
  • CeCe Moore
  • Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL
  • Michael Ramage, JD, CG
  • James Canik, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

CAFG is expanding FGI to offer online educational opportunities in forensic genealogy. This education will include live webinars as well as on demand courses.