Dee Dee King is a forensic genealogist, author, and publisher. She holds the ForensicGenealogistCredentialedSM credential (which is abbreviated as FGCSM) and is a Fellow of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy , FCAFG. She was certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, Washington, DC, from 2005 until March 2022, Certificate No. 903. Qualified in Texas courts as an Expert Witness.
Dee Dee King serves as the prime contractor professional genealogist for the
US Navy Casualty POW/MIA Branch from 2009-2013, with a contract renewal
in June, 2014, again in 2017, and was recently awarded a fourth contract in
She and her team of professional genealogists identify and locate living relatives who are eligible to contribute mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), yDNA, and autosomalDNA Family Reference Samples and family members, who by law, can direct disposition of remains as requested by the Department of the Navy for unaccounted-for Navy service members from World War II, Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War, through Desert Storm. Once remains are identified, the search turns to identifying and locating the legal next of kin so that Navy may make notifications and assist the family in preparations for return and burial
In October 2011, Ms. King received a Group Achievement Award from the Department of Defense. Ms. King and her team have completed more than
1800 Navy POW/MIA case reports, including the 10-year project to identify the remains of 380 USS Oklahoma sailors killed at Pearl Harbor.
Ms. King's clients also include attorneys, courts, estates, banks, trust divisions and companies, governmental agencies, and others in need of professional kinship determination in cases with legal implications.
Forensic Genealogy Institute (FGI) - Certificates of completion, October 2012, March 2013, March 2014.
"Certificate in Genealogical Research Program" of Boston University, Center for Professional Education, October 2009 - February 2010. Certificate Image
Final grade: A. Included modules in research problem solving, evidence evaluation and
documentation, forensic genealogy, ethnic research, and professional genealogy.
"Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis" course, Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Samford University, June 2006.
Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG):
Organizer and co-founder 2011
Secretary - Treasurer, 2011 - April 2014
Membership Development, 2011 - April 2014
Editor, Forensic Genealogy News, 2011 - 2012
Webmaster, 2011 - April 2014
Forensic Genealogy Institute - Co-founder, Co-director, lecturer, Coordinator 2012 - 2013, Board Liaison with Coordinator 2014
Member 2011 - April, 2015
Genealogical researcher since 1995.
Professional genealogist since 2003.
Specialized in forensic genealogy services and kinship determination in heirship matters, 2005.
Founding President, Lone Star Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, 2006 - 2007.
Featured member, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, September 2007 issue.
Book review, National Genealogical Society Quarterly, September 2008.
"Forensic Genealogy," published in OnBoard, newsletter of the
Board for Certification of Genealogists, Part 1 September 2009.
Part 2, January 2010.
"No One Left Behind," Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, December 2011.
"Social Security Death Index," Stirpes, Texas State Genealogical Society, Inc., March 2012.
"Demystifying the DMF," article regarding the limited access Social Security Death Master File, Forensic Genealogy News, special DMF issue, April 2014.
Compiler, Editor, Publisher:
Erath County, Texas Bride Index & Groom Index Volumes 1-3
Winners of the Texas State Genealogical Society "Award of Distinction, Books by a Professional", 2006.
Index to Selected Erath County Texas Obituaries mid-1980s - 2006, the Marilyn Ewers Collection. Winner of the Texas State Genealogical Society "First Place Books by a Professional", 2007.
See Publications link at left.
Edited and published 86 genealogical products on CD-ROM.
Founder and former Executive Director, Community Partnership for the Homeless, Inc., Austin, Texas, now known as Green Doors. Award-winning, model transitional program for homeless veterans, single women, and families with children.
Founder and former Executive Director, American Mustang and Burro Association, Inc. A national nonprofit wildlife organization. Board