Rebecca Whitman Koford


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Koford, Rebecca Whitman


Rebecca Whitman Koford holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and as a Certified Genealogical LecturerSM. Her focuses are Maryland and military records at the National Archives, especially War of 1812. She has spoken for the National Genealogical Society Conference (NGS), Association of Professional Genealogists Conference (APG), Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference (FGS), RootsTech, and webinars for Legacy. She has published articles in the NGS MagazineAPG MagazineSAR Magazine, and the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal. Rebecca is here as the Course I coordinator for The Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR). She is the former administrator of the ProGen Study Group, an online peer-led study program based on the book Professional Genealogy. She currently serves as Executive Director of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® and as the director of the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed). Rebecca lives in Mount Airy, Maryland with her very patient family.


  • Course One — Methods & Sources – Course Coordinator