Lori Cook-FolgerLori Cook-Folger, Certified Genealogist®, helps people preserve their family histories by piecing together clues they left behind. Researching since 1984, she specializes in southern research and genetic genealogy. 

An old photograph where someone had written on the back, “Remember me–tho my face you can not see,” spurred her interest. Lori wanted to know who the woman was, and she wanted to remember her! Lori loves to piece together the details that make up a person’s life. All of our ancestors left clues to their everyday life in the records and photos they created.

Lori holds the Certified Genealogist® (CG) credential, No. 1064. Each year she attends weeklong institutes on advanced methods as well as online  courses to keep up-to-date with the industry. Her background is in Southern research, some Midwest research, and the developing Genetic Genealogy market.

Education:

Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR):  Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama

  • Metes & Bounds & Land Plats—June 2016
  • Research in the South: The Colonies of the South—June 2015
  • Virginia: Her Records and Her Laws—June 2014
  • The Five Civilized Tribes: The Records & Where to Find Them—June 2013
  • Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis—June 2012

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG):   Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Practicum Using Standards to Evaluate Genealogical Work—January 2017
  • Solving Problems Like A Professional—January 2016
  • Advanced DNA Analysis Techniques—January 2015
  • Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum—January 2014
  • Researching in Washington DC Without Leaving Home—January 2013

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP):   LaRoche College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Pennsylvania: Research in the Keystone State—July 2015
  • Practical Genetic Genealogy—July 2014

ProGen Study Group:   March 2014–August 2015

Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research

  • Writing Logical Proof Arguments—November 2014
  • Genetic Genealogy for Professional Genealogists—November 2015

Certificate in Genealogical Research:   Boston University—January–May 2012

American Genealogy: Home Study Course:   National Genealogical Society—May 2011–January 2012

Memberships:

 

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Lori’s personal research can be seen here.