For immediate release December 1, 2015
BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, December 15
“Reliability: The Keystone of Genealogical Reasoning, with Judicial Comparisons”
Reliable evidence is essential to sound genealogical conclusions. Illustrating the importance of this quality, the term reliable and its synonyms appears in no less than seven standards in Genealogy Standards. What does “reliable” mean? How is it assessed?
Come explore the nebulous but important principles surrounding reliability from the perspective of genealogy and the law. The term reliable is not expressly mentioned in the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) yet it is clear that the GPS “requires genealogists to base conclusions on reliable evidence.” The laws pertaining to the admission or exclusion of expert witness testimony provide relevant insights into what is and is not reliable. This is of crucial importance to those attempting to draw a conclusion based upon the GPS. This webinar is free to the public and will take place at 8:00 PM EDT 15 December 2015.
Seating is limited for this webinar. Please register early, and sign in early, to avoid disappointment.
The BCG is an independent certifying body and author of the 2014 publication, Genealogy Standards.
Michael Ramage, JD, CG, is a Board-certified genealogist and licensed attorney with over thirty years of professional research and writing experience who specializes in the field of missing and unknown heirs in estate, trust, and real estate title matters.
“We are pleased to offer this informative webinar,” said BCG 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 is part of this mission.”
There is no charge, but space is limited. Please register for Michael Ramage, JD, cg, “Reliability: The Keystone of Genealogical Reasoning, with Judicial Comparisons” before 15 December 2015 at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For more information contact: office@BCGcertification.org.
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