Rick Fogarty is a professional genealogical researcher in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is a third-generation genealogist with deep Oklahoma roots and a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation. He is a life member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and specializes in Native American, adoption and forensic genealogical research. He has attended the Boston University program in Forensic Genealogy, the Forensic Genealogy Institute of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, the Institute for Genetic Genealogy 2014 of the International Society of Genetic Genealogists, and the Professional Management Conference of the Association of Professional Genealogists. He is also a member of the National Genealogical Society and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy.