Monday, December 8, 2014

Deadline for 50% Scholarship to FGI Is Friday, December 12, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dallas, Texas – December 7, 2014 – The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) is making advanced genealogical education more affordable with holiday gift certificates and a 50% scholarship to the 4th Annual Forensic Genealogy Institute (FGI), being held March 26-28, 2015, at the Wyndham Love Field Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

$50 and $100 Gift Certificates to FGI 2015

Add FGI’s advanced forensic- and genetic-genealogy training to your holiday wish list. CAFG is offering $50 and $100 gift certificates for the 2015 FGI. Just let your friends and family members know that they can purchase gift certificates online at They will receive a special gift-certificate code, which you can use when registering for FGI. It’s easy, it’s simple, and it’s a great gift.

“We are excited to offer holiday gift certificates to the 2015 Forensic Genealogy Institute,” said CAFG President Leslie Lawson. “For the genealogist interested in hands-on, advanced training, an FGI gift certificate makes an easy, affordable holiday gift. Just send your friends and family to, and let them know you’re interested in attending FGI 2015.”

FGI Scholarship -- Application Deadline December 12, 2014

CAFG is accepting applications for a $225 scholarship to FGI. Tuition for each course is $445, and the scholarship covers more than 50% of that fee. The FGI scholarship is open to all FGI 2015 registrants. Registrants interested in financial assistance should send a request of not more than 400 words to explaining how receiving the FGI Scholarship might best help them and the field of forensic genealogy. Applications are due Friday, December 12, 2014. The scholarship recipient will receive a partial tuition refund of $225.

Those wanting to apply for the scholarship but who have not yet registered for FGI can do so online at before submitting their application.

FGI Offers Brand-New, Advanced Training

Registration for FGI 2015 is already 75% full. FGI features the following two brand-new, concurrent courses designed for intermediate and advanced forensic genealogists:

Advanced Genetic Genealogy and Unknown-Parentage Cases, taught by renowned genetic genealogists CeCe Moore and Angie Bush, applies DNA and traditional genealogical research to uncovering the genetic heritage of individuals with unknown parentage. This area of forensic research is expanding rapidly, and genealogists who can use DNA to successfully address unknown-parentage cases are in great demand. Full course details are available at

Forensic Genealogy Master Practicum (only 5 seats remaining) offers practical, real-life experience. Students will leave the course having written 3 forensic reports and participated in a mock trial. Course Coordinator Wanda Smith, JD, offers “6 Ways the Forensic Genealogy Master Practicum Will Advance Your Career” in a blog post at

Courses are expected to fill. Register today at

About CAFG

Established in 2011, the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) is a business league with a professional membership dedicated to the advancement of forensic genealogy, which is research, analysis, and reporting in cases with legal implications. CAFG promotes high standards of professional and ethical conduct, provides education and training opportunities, and assists in professional development though mentorship, full membership, credentialing, and awarding of fellowships. Learn more at