Working a Probate Case as a Forensic Genealogist

Working a Probate Case as a Forensic Genealogist

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by Kelvin L. Meyers

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Working a Probate Case as a Forensic Genealogist


This lecture will walk the attendee through a probate case from beginning to end. What is expected of the forensic genealogist, does the attorney want an affidavit or full report? Do I need charts or graphs? Does the report or affidavit need to be documented? These and many other questions will be answered.


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Presenter: Kelvin L. Meyers

A fifth-generation Texan and professional forensic genealogist since 1990, Kelvin is a frequent speaker to genealogical societies and family associations throughout the United States. As a graduate of Texas Tech University with a history major, Kelvin is an avid research-historian. After being employed for ten years in the Genealogy Department of the Dallas Public Library, Kelvin now has a solo practice as a forensic genealogist serving clients that include probate attorneys, trust department of banks, the US Immigration Service and energy companies. Kelvin is a 1989 and 1990 alumnus of the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University and has returned to IGHR as lecturer. He is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, a past President of the Lone Star Chapter of APG, and a founding member for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy. Kelvin currently serves as the chairman of the history and archives committee for First United Methodist Church in Dallas.

Kelvin L. Meyers