Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG). The word "forensic" means relating to courts of law, so forensic genealogy is research that has legal implications.
A good portion of the genealogy research I do is for heir searches, where there is some sort of inheritance or property and someone is searching for the person or persons with the legal right to that property. I have also conducted research for a U.S. Army contractor who searches for relatives of MIA Army personnel to try to verify the identity of recovered remains through DNA comparisons, and research to determine eligibility for citizenship.
I was told I have a strong background and that I do good work, but that I have great potential to do better and to broaden the range of my work. I look forward to increasing my skills and to working with other members of CAFG on the Council's objectives.
I've been welcomed on the CAFG blog.
Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
New Genealogical Affiliation
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Janice, we're proud to have you as a new member!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! That sounds like a perfect fit for you. I hope it is everything you hope :)ReplyDelete
Thank you all for the good wishes!ReplyDelete
Janice, congratulations! I'm hoping to someday be a member of the group, but I need to get some additional research under my belt.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Denise! I look forward to when you are able to join.ReplyDelete
Good for you! You didn't mention this when I saw you in January!!! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sheri! I didn't mention it in January because I only received the news two days ago!ReplyDelete