February edition of “Forensic Genealogy News” is now available

Bethany Waterbury is the new editor of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy bi-monthly newsletter “Forensic Genealogy News.”  The February edition, Bethany’s first as editor, is now available at Then click the link   Vol 3 #1 This edition includes information on Forensic Genealogy Institute II, highlights about [Read More]

Forensic Genealogy News

Volume 2 Issue 3 of Forensic Genealogy News is now available at: This issue features information about the Forensic Genenalogy Institute and new opportunities for forensic genealogists.

Forensic Genealogy News – February 2012 issue

This month’s “Forensic Genealogy News” is now available at Please scroll down to the middle of the page as we recently added information on the efforts to save SSDI. This issue features Michael Ramage, JD CG discussing opportunities to review the work of international heir searchers.


Legislative alert – Several bills are currently pending that would severely limit, or entirely eliminate, public access to the Death Master File, Social Security Death Index (SSDI).  The House Ways and Means Committee has a hearing scheduled for this Thursday and is accepting written testimony through Tuesday, February 16, 2012.  [Read More]

Forensic Genealogy News Release

The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) announces the release of the January 2012, Forensic Genealogy News. In this issue CAFG announces two new Mentor Program enrollees, Melanie Holtz, CG and Michael Hait, CG. Feature articles are included by Claudia Breland and Catherine Desmarais, CG. Claudia’s article, “Does [Read More]