BCG Offers a Free Day of Quality Genealogy Education October 9 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 lectures hosted by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City Friday, October 9, between 9 AM and 5 PM. The lectures are free and open to the public, sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. 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

“Whether you stop in for one lecture or all six, you will learn more about how to apply good methodology to your own family research,” said President Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG. “The Board for Certification of Genealogists strives to foster public confidence in genealogy by promoting an attainable, uniform standard of competence and ethics. Educating all family historians of every level is part of this mission.”

This is a live event only, nothing will be recorded or on line. Some of these talks have been given in other venues – those recordings may be available.

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