Principles of Forensic Genealogy
 
Forensic genealogy combines modern science and classic research skills to solve genealogical cases dealing with legal rights. This introductory through intermediate level course presents lectures by leading practitioners followed by hands-on experiences. Compelling case work and pioneering methods will be presented by nationally acclaimed educators.
 
Coordinator: Melinde Lutz Byrne, FASG
 
Instructors:
            Mary Ann Boyle, Ph.D., CG, PI
            Colleen Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
            Melinde Lutz Byrne, FASG
         
Please note that topics in this course will be provided in longer modules rather than traditional 75-minute classes.
  • Introduction to Forensic Practice (Mary Ann Boyle and Colleen Fitzpatrick)
  • Questions that Require a Genealogical Investigation (Mary Ann Boyle and Colleen Fitzpatrick)
  • Determining When to Accept the Case (Mary Ann Boyle and Colleen Fitzpatrick)
  • The Investigation Plan: (Mary Ann Boyle and Colleen Fitzpatrick)
  • Writing an Objective and Plan for an Investigation via Case Studies (Mary Ann Boyle and Colleen Fitzpatrick)
  • Sources of Data (Mary Ann Boyle and Colleen Fitzpatrick)
  • Unknown Dead: Effective Strategies to Name the Unknown (Melinde Lutz Byrne)
  • Burial Practices in a 17th century Graveyard (Melinde Lutz Byrne)
  • Analysis of Data (Mary Ann Boyle and Colleen Fitzpatrick)
  • Achieveing Your Professional Goal (Mary Ann Boyle and Colleen Fitzpatrick)