Wednesday, March 2, 2016

FREE BCG Webinar - Genealogical Fingerprints: Merging and Separating Identities in Family History Research


For immediate release 1 March 2016

BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, March 15, 8:00 PM EDT.

“Genealogical Fingerprints: Merging and Separating Identities in Family History Research”

Merging or separating identities is a core genealogical problem. Sometimes we find a man/woman of the same name in several different places over time. Other times, we find two easily confounded people in the same place and time. A series of short case studies illustrate the importance of certain identity.

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) will present “Genealogical Fingerprints: Merging and Separating Identities in Family History Research” a webinar by J. H. (Jay) Fonkert, CG, free to the public at 8:00 PM EDT 15 March 2016.

Seating is limited for this webinar. Please register early, and sign in early, to avoid disappointment.

Jay Fonkert, CG is a Minnesota-based genealogy researcher, educator, and writer, focusing on nineteenth century Midwest research. His favorite research target is the Fawkner family of Kentucky and Indiana. He is a trustee of the BCG Education Fund, a past director of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and a past president of the Minnesota Genealogical Society. Jay was an instructor at the Salt Lake Institute for Genealogy, 2013–2015 and has published more than sixty research and teaching articles in the Minnesota Genealogist, The Septs, Family Chronicle, NGS Magazine, and the National Genealogical Society Quarterly.

“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 J. H. (Jay) Fonkert, “Genealogical Fingerprints: Merging and Separating Identities in Family History Research” before 15 March 2016 at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8778406650793309953.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For more information contact: office@BCGcertification.org.

Learn about BCG’s previous webinars at http://bcgcertification.org/blog/bcg-webinars.

The words Certified Genealogist are a registered certification mark, and the designations CG, CGL and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation.