Monday, August 8, 2016

BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, August 16, 8:00 p.m. EDT.

For immediate release 8 August 2016

BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, August 16, 8:00 p.m. EDT.

“Another Kind of Navigation: GPS for Genealogy” presented by Shellee Morehead, Ph.D., CG

The first to be presented under the new webinar partnership with Legacy, this lecture describes the five steps of the Genealogical Proof Standard to establish proof of identities and relationships. Shellee Morehead, CG, will present examples at each step, along with a case study of a complex problem that was solved with research, creativity, attention to detail and a defined process. See how reasonably exhaustive research, accurate citations, analysis and correlation of data, the resolution of conflicting data and a reasoned, written conclusion was used to identify the parents of a Civil War soldier who shaved 10 years off his age and complicated the search for this relationship.

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) will present “Another Kind of Navigation: GPS for Genealogy,” a webinar by Shellee Morehead, Ph.D., CG, free to the public at 8:00 p.m. EDT, 16 August 2016.

The recording of the webinar will be available for free from the 9th through the 22nd of August. After that the recording will be available with an annual or monthly membership to Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

Shellee Morehead has a Ph.D. in evolutionary ecology and is an adjunct instructor of biology at New England Institute of Technology. She was certified by BCG in 2012, and researches, writes and lectures on family history. Her specialties include Rhode Island, Italian, and French-Canadian research and genetic genealogy. She is an active member of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society, American-French Genealogical Society, and the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) New England Chapter. She is currently serving as Treasurer for the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

“We are pleased to offer this informative webinar as the first in our collaborative efforts with Legacy Family Tree Webinars,” 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. Partnering with Legacy, whose technical expertise in genealogy webinar production and management is second to none, will allow BCG to focus on its mission of promoting attainable, uniform standards of competence and ethics among genealogical practitioners.”

Register for “Another Kind of Navigation: GPS for Genealogy,” a webinar by Shellee Morehead, Ph.D., CG, before 16 August 2016 at:

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