24 June 2024

NGS Announces Upcoming Publication of Forensic Genealogy: Theory & Practice

Forensic Genealogy: Theory & Practice
—the first comprehensive text on this field of study—will be released this summer. Published by the National Genealogical Society (NGS), it is an expert overview of all areas of forensic genealogy practice. Genealogists and family history organizations can pre-order the book through the NGS online store.
Forensic Genealogy: Theory & Practice is the brainchild of Michael S. Ramage, JD, CG, and Catherine Becker Wiest Desmarais, CG. Contributing authors include Kelvin L. Meyers, FTxSGS, Angie Bush, David Gurney, JD, PhD, Cairenn Binder, and Rich Venezia. The authors deeply dive into the specialty areas and skills required to build a career as a forensic genealogist or understand the field better.
Part one of the book examines forensic genealogy’s major subspecialties, including missing and unknown estate heirs, real estate issues, and military repatriation as well as emerging and less-commonly practiced subspecialties such as copyright and trademark, reparations, and tribal-membership research. Part two focuses on the nuts and bolts of establishing and running a business as a forensic genealogist. The authors also cover best practices of casework and the convergence of Genealogical Proof Standards (GPS) and evidentiary rules in legal cases. The authors offer a seventeen-page glossary of terms for those new to the field.
Forensic Genealogy: Theory & Practice is a must-have for genealogists wishing to establish a career as a forensic genealogist and those interested in this specialized field. Edited by Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA, the book can be pre-ordered now.

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