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BCG Announces 2024 Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series

We are pleased to once again host the Joy Reisinger Lecture Series for the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) on Friday, October 11, 2024. The five classes will be taught live at the FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City and will be simultaneously broadcast via our webinar platform. See the full announcement and registration link below.

BCG Announces 2024 Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series


11 October 2024 starting at 9:30 a.m. MDT (11:30 a.m. EDT, 4:30 p.m. GMT)

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) will host five lectures as this year’s Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series on 11 October 2024. The lecture series will be available in person and also as live-stream webinars in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars. To attend in person, all sessions will be held in Classroom B and C on the main floor of the FamilySearch Library on Friday, 11 October 2024. To view the full descriptions for all five sessions and to watch the live-stream webinar in October, register at

The hour-long webinars begin at 9:30 a.m. MDT (11:30 a.m. EDT and 4:30 p.m. GMT) and continue throughout the day. Five leading genealogists will speak on topics related to the Genealogical Proof Standard, resolving conflicting evidence, and analyzing data. .

The lecture series is presented annually in memory of BCG’s former trustee and vice president, Joy Reisinger, who began the series for Family History Library staff during BCG’s fall board meetings. Joy was an advocate for open records access, a lecturer on research methods, and an expert on Canadian resources, especially those of Quebec.

Speakers for the day will be:

9:30 a.m. MDT. “Rubik’s Cube Genealogy: A New Twist on Your Old Data,” Elissa Scalise Powell, CG®, CGL℠.

10:45 a.m. MDT. “Probate Power: Parents for Charles, a Father for Phoebe,” Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG®.

1:30 p.m. MDT. “Evidence Mining & Context: Powerful Tools to Dig Deep,” Rebecca Koford, CG®, CGL℠.

2:45 p.m. MDT. “Strategies for Resolving Conflicting Evidence,” Angela Packer McGhie, CG®, FUGA.

4:00 p.m. MDT. “Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard to Researching Enslaved Families,” Michael G. Hait, Jr., CG®, AG®.

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




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