Call for Proposals for Forensic Genealogy Foundations – 27 April 2024

Forensic Genealogy Foundations 2024
Online Genealogy Event – April 27th, 2024

Sponsored by the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy

The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy ( invites
genealogy enthusiasts, researchers, and professionals to submit proposals for our upcoming online
genealogy event, scheduled for April 27th, 2024. This event promises to be a dynamic exploration of
cutting-edge topics in forensic genealogy, featuring practical applications and hands-on components to
enhance participants' skill sets.

Event Date: April 27th, 2024

Submission Deadline: December 15th, 2023

Topics of Interest to our Members:

  • Heir Searching: Explore strategies, tools, and case studies in heir searching, highlighting the challenges and successes in locating rightful heirs to estates, assets, and legacies.
  • Adoption Research: Delve into the complexities of adoption research, including methodologies, legal considerations, and ethic in the world of adoption. Share success stories and innovative approaches to uncovering hidden family ties.
  • Military Repatriation: Examine the role of genealogy in military repatriation efforts. Discuss techniques for identifying and honoring fallen soldiers, tracing military lineage, and reuniting families with their military service members.
  • Investigative Genetic Genealogy: Navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of investigative genetic genealogy. Present case studies, ethical considerations, and best practices for leveraging DNA testing to solve mysteries and uncover familial connections to solve criminal and civil matters.
  • Quiet Title Actions in Real Estate: Explore the intersection of genealogy and real estate through quiet title actions. Discuss the role of genealogical research in resolving property ownership disputes and providing clear title histories.
  • Finding Living People: Address the challenges and techniques involved in locating living relatives, from distant cousins to immediate family members. Share innovative search strategies, online resources, and ethical considerations.

Other topics of interest are welcome if applicable to the study and practice of forensic genealogy.

Submission Guidelines:
Each proposal should include a clear and concise abstract (300 words maximum).
Each proposal should include a title not exceeding fifteen words. Additionally, a presentation summary
not to exceed twenty-five words for the event brochure.
A one-time speaker biography should be included not to exceed twenty-five words.
Emphasize a strong hands-on component to encourage audience participation and skill-building.
Interactive elements may include case studies, live demonstrations, or practical exercises with the use of instructional technology.
Each Presentation is to last 50 minutes with 10 minutes at the end for questions.

How to Submit:
Email your proposal to by December 15th, 2023, with the subject line: "Genealogy Event Proposal – [Title of Presentation] [Your Last Name]."
Speakers who wish to submit lecture proposals may submit up to four proposals electronically. PDF
format please.
Speaker’s full name, mailing address, telephone, and email address.
Lecture outline, not to exceed 1500 words.
Speaker’s recent lecture experience, including a listing of national or regional conferences where the
speaker has presented in the last three years.

Selection Process:
Proposals will be reviewed by our board of directors, and selected presenters will be notified by January 20th, 2024. Preference will be given to members of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic

Join us for a Day of Discovery:
This event promises to be a unique opportunity to share knowledge, engage with fellow genealogists,
and advance the field of forensic genealogy. We look forward to receiving your proposals and creating a
memorable and educational experience for all participants.

For inquiries and additional information, please contact