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5 Questions with Forensic Genealogist Leslie Lawson
6/9/2014
What is forensic genealogy? Get an inside look at this field with forensic genealogist Leslie Lawson.
When you hear the term “forensic genealogy,” do you picture the cast of “CSI” dusting your old family Bible for fingerprints? Learn what this field of genealogy is really all about from Leslie Brinkley Lawson, president of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy.

1. What does a forensic genealogist do?
We research cases that have legal implications. In practice, that means heir searching, quiet title research, name changes, oil and mineral rights, adoptions, repatriation—those kinds of things.
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