Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BCG Offers a Free Day of Skillbuilding Genealogy Lectures 9 October 2015 in Salt Lake City

Top genealogists Michael Hait, Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, Judy G. Russell, Michael Ramage, Elizabeth Shown Mills, and Thomas W. Jones will present six one-hour skillbuilding lectures at the Family History Library’s Main Floor Classroom in Salt Lake City Friday, October 9, 2015, between 9 AM and 5 PM. The annual lectures are free and open to the public, cosponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and the Family History Library. The board is an independent certifying body and author of the updated 2014 Genealogy Standards.

Times, topics, and speakers:

  • 9:00 – “What Is ‘Reasonably Exhaustive Research’?” Michael Hait, CG
  • 10:15 – “The Art of Negative Space Research: Women,” Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG
  • 11:30 – “After the Courthouse Burns: Rekindling Family History Through DNA,” Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
  • 1:30 – “Forensic Genealogy Meets the Genealogical Proof Standard,” Michael Ramage, JD, CG
  • 2:45 – “Margaret’s Baby’s Father and the Lessons He Taught Me (about Illegitimacy, Footloose Males, Burned Counties & More)” Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
  • 4:00 – “When Does Newfound Evidence Overturn a Proved Conclusion?” Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
“Whether you attend one skillbuilding lecture or all six, you will learn more about how to apply sound methodology to your genealogical research,” said President Jeanne Larzalere Bloom. “The Board for Certification of Genealogists strives to foster public confidence in genealogy by promoting an attainable, uniform standard of competence and ethics. Education is part of this mission.”

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