BCG Free Day of Quality Genealogy Education – October 19th, 2018

The Board for Certification of Genealogists is offering a free day of quality genealogy education to be broadcast online via Legacy Family Tree Webinars

FREE Day of Quality Genealogy Education Offered by Board for Certification of Genealogists and Legacy Family Tree

[Editor’s note: We received the following information from Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Each year they have generously sponsored free online access to this amazing online genealogy education event from the Board for Certification of Genealogists.]

Top genealogists Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, Elissa Scalise Powell, Rebecca Whitman Koford, Thomas W. Jones, and Judy G. Russell will present five one-hour lectures held at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City Friday, 19 October 2018 between 9 AM and 4:30 PM mountain U.S. time. The lectures are free and open to the public (registration is not required), and sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. All will be broadcast online (free registration is required, see below). The board is an independent certifying body and author of the updated 2014 Genealogy Standards.

Times, topics, and speakers:

  • 9:00 AM – “Past Conflict Repatriation: The Role of Genealogists and Methodology in Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise” Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG
  • 10:30 AM – “Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem Solving” Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
  • 1:00 PM – “John Jacob Kramer: Case Study of Mistaken Identity among Revolutionary War Soldiers” Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL
  • 2:15 PM – “Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Prove Unrecorded Events” Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL
  • 3:30 PM – “The Discriminating Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence from Bad” Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL

“Every October BCG presents a series of lectures at the Family History Library given by some of the most distinguished genealogists in our field,” said President Rick Sayre, CG, CGL. “This year they are also available online. We do this to educate genealogists at all levels and to promote uniform standards of competence and ethics.”

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Register for the Online Broadcasts

All five classes will be broadcast online by BCG’s webinar partner, Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Visit to sign up individually (free), or click here to sign up for multiple classes at once.

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Thomas MacEntee
Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties.

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