The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) is pleased to announce the second of
four webinars for forensic genealogists and the genealogical community at large. On June 20th, CAFG
will present Jill Crandell’s lecture, The BYU Repatriation Project.
The BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy (CFHG) is developing the Repatriation Project to help
identify service members missing in action. BYU supports the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
(DPAA) through a partnership. The Service Casualty Office assigns the cases, then student researchers at the CFHG conduct genealogical research to identify the service members’ living next of kin and potential DNA donors. This research is excellent for mentoring students, and it is very rewarding work done in the service of our country. This class will explain more about the project, the work being done, and how relatives of missing service members can help.
Jill N. Crandell, MA, AG, FUGA is an associate teaching professor of family history at Brigham Young
University. She is also the director of the BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy. Each semester,
Jill manages the research of up to fifty student researchers who participate in a variety of genealogy
projects. She holds an MA in History and a BA in Family History, and she is accredited with ICAPGen in
Midwest US research. Jill is also the developer of ResearchTies, an online genealogy research log.
The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) is a professional business league
dedicated to advancing public awareness and understanding of the Forensic Genealogy profession while
promoting and maintaining high standards of professional and ethical conduct. CAFG encourages best
practices in client services and promotes the interchange of information among members through
electronic forums, meetings and seminars, and trade publications.
To sign up for this free webinar use this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/byu-repatriation-project-tickets-627933103817