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To Be Broadcast Online - BCG's Free Day of Quality Genealogy Education October 19 in Salt Lake City


BCG-Badge-color-200Top 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. The lecture series, called the Reisinger Lectures, is named in honor of the late Joy Reisinger, former BCG Vice President and Certified Genealogist Emeritus.

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.”

For questions or more information contact

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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Will these be recorded and made available for later viewing?

Thank you.

Yes, they will be recorded, and free for the first week. Afterwards they will be available with a webinar membership.

Is that EDT or MDT?

Mountain time...

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