Rebecca Whitman Koford


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Koford, Rebecca Whitman


Rebecca Whitman Koford holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and as a Certified Genealogical Lecturer(SM). Her focuses are Maryland and military records at the National Archives, especially those of the War of 1812. Rebecca has been taking clients and lecturing since 2004. She has spoken for the National Genealogical Society Conference (NGS), Association of Professional Genealogists Conference (APG), RootsTech, webinars for Legacy and APG, the Maryland State Archives, and for groups in surrounding states. She has published articles in the NGS Magazine, APG Magazine, SAR Magazine, and the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal. Rebecca has been the Course I coordinator for the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) since 2017. She is a graduate of the ProGen Study Group, an online peer-led study program based on the book Professional Genealogy by Elizabeth Shown Mills; she was appointed ProGen Administrator in January 2015. She was appointed as the Executive Director of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® in July 2018. Rebecca and her husband enjoy time with their three college-age children. They live in Mount Airy, Maryland. She volunteers at the Family History Center in Frederick.


  • Course One — Methods & Sources – Course Coordinator
  • Course Six — Military Records III: Advanced Research & Methodology