Saturday, January 9, 2016

Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy Announces Election Results

The CAFG Board of Directors is pleased to announce the results of both the December 2015 Board of Directors and the January 2016 Officers elections.

The board has five members: Juli Whittaker, Sheila Benedict, Bethany Waterbury, Charles McGee, and Helen Daglas. The officers elected at the January 2016 board meeting are: Juli Whittaker, President; Sheila Benedict, Vice-President; Bethany Waterbury, Secretary; Charles McGee, Treasurer. The board wishes to thank the immediate Past-President, Leslie Lawson, for her years of service as President of CAFG as her contributions have been a great asset to the building of the organization and the annual institute.

This year’s Institute will be held 10-12 March 2016 at the historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas and included courses are a Marketing Workshop, a Professional Forensic Business Workshop, an Advanced DNA Practicum and a Forensic Genealogy Practicum. This year’s instructors include CeCe Moore; Marian Pierre-Louis; Michael S. Ramage, J.D., CG; Bethany Waterbury, DVM; and Debbie Parker Wayne, CG. For more information about FGI, the courses offered this year, and any prerequisites required for the Advanced DNA Practicum, visit the CAFG website at Questions about the 2016 Forensic Genealogy Institute may be directed to FGI Director Helen Haldeman Daglas 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