The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) will host six free webinars live from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 6 September 2019. Six leading genealogists will speak on topics related to the Genealogical Proof Standard, DNA, ethics, immigration, and documenting our ancestors lives. The hour-long webinars begin at 11 a.m. U.S. Eastern time (9 a.m. Mountain time, 15:00 GMT) and continue throughout the day. The webinars are part of the Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series, and are presented in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree.
The lecture series is in memory of BCG’s former trustee and vice president of the Board, Joy Reisinger, Certified Genealogist Emeritus. Joy began this lecture series for Family History Library staff during BCG’s fall board meetings. She was an advocate for open records access, a lecturer on research methods, and an expert on Canadian resources, especially Quebec.
The schedule for the lectures and broadcasts is
11 a.m Eastern time. Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG®, CGL℠, “Reasonably Exhaustive Research: The First Criteria for Genealogical Proof.”
12:15 p.m. Eastern time. Martha Garrett, PhD, CG®, “Finding Immigrants Who ‘Disappeared’: A Research Approach Based on Recognizing and Challenging Assumptions.”
1:30 p.m. Eastern time. Judy G. Russell, JD, CG®, CGL℠, “Share and Share Alike: The Rules of Genealogical Privacy.”
3:30 p.m. Eastern time. Karen Stanbary, CG®, “Details of New and Modified DNA-Related Standards.”
4:45 p.m. Eastern time. Melinda Henningfield, CG®, “How to Write a Case Study that Meets the New Standards for DNA: As Codified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.”
6:00 p.m. Eastern time. Rick Sayre, CG®, CGL℠, “Reconstructing an Entrepreneurial Woman’s Life: From Family Intrigue to Water Rents.”
Lectures at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City are free and open to the public. Live webinar broadcasts are free to the public, but require registration. Registration for the webinars, as well as additional information on speakers and lecture topics, can be found at https://familytreewebinars.com/BCG19. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. In order to accommodate those who might have schedule conflicts, each webinar can be accessed at no charge for a week after the broadcast.
The words Certified Genealogist and letters CG are registered certification marks, and the designations CGL and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation.