Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar — Metes & Bounds Land Plats Solve Genealogical Problems by Jerry Smith, CG

Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar — Metes & Bounds Land Plats Solve Genealogical Problems by Jerry Smith, CG

This session provides a brief overview of metes and bounds land descriptions seen in deeds, mortgages, patents, grants, and other land documents. The land descriptions are an essential part of land research. This presentation discusses metes and bounds land descriptions and how the metes and bounds can solve genealogical problems.

About the presenter

Gerald (Jerry) Smith, CG, researches in Pennsylvania families. He is the IGHR and SLIG course coordinator for the week-long land platting course. He is on faculty for IGHR, SLIG, and GRIP teaching topics in the military, maps, and land record institutes. He has published a number of books and articles, including abstracts of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, Court of Quarter Sessions records. While he resided and researched for many years in Pennsylvania, he recently moved to Illinois to make sure his granddaughter grows up appreciating her family history.

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Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar — The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS): A Review by Shannon Green, CG

Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar — The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS): A Review by Shannon Green, CG

 

About the presenter

Shannon Green, CG, is a genealogy researcher, writer, and educator. She started looking into her ancestry in 2010 and has been debunking family lore, overturning family traditions, and wrecking the idealized version of her family history ever since. Her research is primarily focused on extending her female lines. She earned the Certified Genealogist credential in 2017 and renewed her credential in 2022. Shannon serves as a trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists and as a trustee for the BCG Education Fund and is a former instructor for Boston University’s Genealogy Principles course. Her articles have been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the NYG&B Record, and the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, and the National Genealogical Society Magazine, among others. She has an undergraduate degree from Duke University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. Shannon lives in Greenwood Village, Colorado with her husband and three children.

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Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar — Finding Sophia’s Family: A Case of Fratricide and Forgotten Identity by Nancy A. Peters, CG, CGL

Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar — Finding Sophia’s Family: A Case of Fratricide and Forgotten Identity by Nancy A. Peters, CG, CGL

A quarrel between brothers turns into tragedy. The murdered man’s young widow and children leave their rural home for city life, never returning. Former family connections are forgotten in time. This webinar illustrates the case of finding the birth family of a mid-nineteenth-century South Carolina widow who left her family’s homeplace. No record provides an exact birthplace or fully identifies her parents. Learn how widow Sophia’s forgotten identity was reconstructed by understanding the era’s social context, creating and testing hypotheses, and conducting whole family research.

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A board-certified genealogist, Nancy A. Peters, CG, CGL, coedited the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ) from 2019 to 2022. She served two terms as a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and is a former editor of its publication, OnBoard. Nancy has conducted research to solve complex identity and kinship problems for clients. Her personal and client research focuses primarily on England, Germany, New York, and southeastern United States. She lectures at local and national conferences and is an instructor for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the BCG Education Fund on skill-building topics and genealogy standards. Her work has been published in NGSQ and other genealogical journals. She authored the “Research Reports” chapter in Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice, & Standards (2018).

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Why Standards Are for Everyone— free replay of tonight's BCG webinar by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG now available for limited time

Why Standards Are for Everyone— free replay of tonight's BCG webinar by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG, "Why Standards Are for Everyone” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/BCG for free for a limited time.

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Adherence to standards is imperative for anyone who endeavors to reach credible genealogical conclusions. The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) publishes the field’s only comprehensive set of criteria (standards) for evaluating genealogical work products. Significantly, application of the standards set forth in BCG’s publication is not limited to those who aspire to obtain the Certified Genealogist® credential—they are community-wide standards used in producing family histories, client reports, blogs, and other offerings.

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Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar — Why Standards Are for Everyone by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG

Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar — Why Standards Are for Everyone by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG

Adherence to standards is imperative for anyone who endeavors to reach credible genealogical conclusions. The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)publishes the field’s only comprehensive set of criteria(standards)for evaluating genealogical work products. Significantly, application of the standards set forth in BCG’s publication is not limited to those who aspire to obtain the Certified Genealogist® credential—they are community wide standards used in producing family histories, client reports ,blogs, and other offerings.

About the presenter

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson was elected as a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) in 2016 and served as President from 2019-2022. She was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists in October 2021. She enjoyed a 35-year career as a tax lawyer before her 2013 retirement as a partner from the big four accounting firm of EY. She is most proud of her service on the staff of the bipartisan, bicameral, Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress where she helped to craft the historical Tax Reform Act of 1986. LaBrenda is now a full-time genealogist focused on teaching and writing. Her research centers on African American families that survived American slavery, primarily in the Carolinas. LaBrenda has published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, among other publications, and in 2016 she published a guide for researching African Americans in her home county in South Carolina, a book that was hailed in the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s long-running genealogy column as an important model for all counties of South Carolina and other states. LaBrenda earned a BA from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and both a Law degree and a Master of Laws degree from New York University. From 2017-2023, LaBrenda served as the Registrar General for the Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage, a national lineage society that honors ancestors who were enslaved in the United States before 1870. She completed ProGen 13 and served as the mentor of ProGen 37. LaBrenda is the SLIG Course Coordinator for the African American track, and is also on the faculty of the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh, the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records, and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. See https://www.LabGarrettGenealogy.com.

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What Happened to Uncle Walter? Evidence Analysis and Correlation Uncover a Man’s Dual Identities — free replay of tonight's BCG webinar by Sharon Hoyt, CG now available for limited time

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The recording of tonight's webinar by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and Sharon Hoyt, CG, "What Happened to Uncle Walter? Evidence Analysis and Correlation Uncover a Man’s Dual Identities” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/BCG for free for a limited time.

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Walter’s family lost touch with him after his 1920 arrest. Learn how collaboration, evidence correlation, and predictive research solved the mystery of Walter’s fate more than a century later.

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Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar — Finding Your One Among Millions: Methods and Tips for Urban Research, a New York City Case Study by Amy Larner Giroux, PhD, CG, CGL

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Family history research in a large city can be richly rewarding as urban centers typically kept better records. However, when it is your ancestor who does not appear in the vital records, how do you find them? Searching among the plethora of people in a city such as New York can be challenging. This presentation will give attendees some ways to navigate research in urban areas using a case study in 19th-century New York City to illustrate the methods.
 
About the presenter

Amy Larner Giroux, PhD, CG, CGL, is co-author of the Florida edition of the NGS Research in the States series and has published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Record, The Genealogist (American Society of Genealogists), and Florida Studies. Her research interests include New York, New England, Florida, military cemeteries, burial iconography, and ethnic studies. She has lectured nationally and has taught at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.

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Urban Mapping Tools — free replay of today's BCG webinar by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA now available for limited time

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The recording of today's webinar by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, "Urban Mapping Tools” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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This presentation will suggest strategies to correlate large amounts of information often developed in urban research, with a significant emphasis on the use of cartographic resources. Generally, researchers of urban settings have an abundance of sources to consider. Many times, the challenge is to connect and analyze multiple, even overwhelming, amounts of information. A variety of resources will be discussed, especially, cadastral maps (land ownership), Sanborn fire insurance maps and city directories.

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Register for Tuesday's BCG webinar — Urban Mapping Tools by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA

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This presentation will suggest strategies to correlate large amounts of information often developed in urban research, with a significant emphasis on the use of cartographic resources. Generally, researchers of urban settings have an abundance of sources to consider. Many times, the challenge is to connect and analyze multiple, even overwhelming, amounts of information. A variety of resources will be discussed, especially, cadastral maps (land ownership), Sanborn fire insurance maps and city directories.

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RickSayre-144x144Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, a retired colonel who served 31 years in the U.S. Army, is a long-time researcher and instructor in genealogical topics. Rick is a past president and current board member of BCG. He coordinates the Advanced Land course and the Using Maps in Genealogy course offered by the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), and he instructs in several other courses at SLIG. Rick co-coordinates with Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL, the Law School for Genealogists course at Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and the Family History Law Library course at SLIG. He also lectures at national conferences and presents nationwide seminars. His areas of expertise encompass records of the National Archives, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Daughters of the American Revolution, including military records, land records, using maps in genealogy, urban research, and government documents. Rick specializes in the localities of western Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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Uncovering Immigrant Origins Through Cluster Research - free replay of tonight's BCG webinar by Dana Palmer, CG, CGL now available for limited time

Uncovering Immigrant Origins Through Cluster Research - free replay of tonight's BCG webinar by Dana Palmer, CG, CGL now available for limited time

The recording of tonight's webinar by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and Dana Palmer, CG, CGL, "Uncovering Immigrant Origins Through Cluster Research" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/BCG for free for a limited time.

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Descendants of an early Ohio family had no idea of their origins. Following an associated family brought success, even after wading into foreign-language documents. This presentation shows what to do when traditional records fail to reveal an ancestor’s place of origin and how to use cluster research to break through the brick wall. Discussion will include how to determine the place of origin using records found in the United States and what to do when no records exist on your direct line.

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