CAFG Forensic Genealogy Blog
What can happen if the forensic genealogist is asked to present findings in court? The Forensic Genealogy Institute has an answer! A highlight of "Foundations in Forensic Genealogy" is a mock witness cross-examination.
Forensic genealogy offers a wide variety of potential cases. Dual citizenship is a rapidly growing sub-specialty as people seek to reconnect with their homeland origins or to enjoy benefits of the other country. Dual citizenship specialist, Melissa Johnson, will present a three hour course during the Advanced Track of the 2014 Forensic Genealogy Institute in Dallas, Texas. She will provide experienced professional insight into the process, from clients, to contracts, to international case studies.
Natural gas and oil rights have always been big in Texas. The development of "fracking" as an oil and gas recovery method is spreading the mineral rights industry to other states. Forensic genealogist Wanda Smith Kearns is a practicing attorney in Texas who will explore the mineral rights landscape in the upcoming Forensic Genealogy Institute's Advanced Forensic Evidence Analysis course. Learn how forensic genealogists are employed in the field to find landholders, heirs, and property rights.
Heir searching has always been a part of the forensic genealogical landscape. Michael Ramage, JD, CG, will present an expanded block of instruction on finding missing heirs in an ethical and professional manner during the upcoming Forensic Genealogy Institute's Advanced Forensic Evidence Analysis course. He will analyze the process from accepting the case with due diligence by the forensic genealogist, researching for living people, presenting the case to the client, and judicial proceedings. Catherine Desmarias, CG, will expand the process with a case study of international consequence and lessons to be learned by the forensic genealogist.