SpringBoard Brings you Skillbuilding from NGS 2016

SpringBoard is an official blogger of the NGS 2016 Family History Conference to be held 4–7 May in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and we’re poised to bring you the BCG from the conference.

The Board for Certification of Genealogists will again co-sponsor the Skillbuilding Track. In sixteen lectures over four days BCG associates will educate all levels of genealogists about resources and methodologies to make our research the best it can be.

For those who are unable to attend the conference or who have too many lectures to attend at the same time, SpringBoard’s guest bloggers will present summaries of all BCG Skillbuilding lectures. Watch for them beginning a couple days after the conference begins. All the Skillbuilding lectures will be recorded and available for purchase through PlaybackNow, which will also offer two-minute teasers of each lecture recorded. Watch the SpringBoard posts for links to the individual recordings.

Three of BCG’s Skillbuilding lectures will be streamed live Friday, 6 May, as part of Day Two: Methods for Success:

Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA, “Reasonably Exhaustive Research: The First Criteria for Genealogical Proof

Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA, “Systematically Using Autosomal DNA Test Results to Help Break Through Genealogical Brick Walls

Stefani Evans, CG, “Doughnut Holes and Family Skeletons: Meeting the GPS Through Negative and Indirect Evidence”

The live streaming will include five more lectures by BCG associates. So there are many ways to learn from this conference even if you can’t be there. SpringBoard will keep you posted.

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

BCG Education Fund Trustee News

Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL, is stepping down after four years of volunteer service with the BCG Education Fund. While serving as a trustee Debbie organized an online repository for the Fund so all trustees have immediate access to the same set of documents and helped create checklists and timelines to guide future trustees.

Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL

Debbie specializes in genetic genealogy. She writes a column on using DNA analysis for genealogical research for NGS Magazine, and she developed an online course, Continuing Genealogical Studies: Autosomal DNA, for the National Genealogical Society. Debbie saw the need for more in-depth genetic training for genealogists and developed the first week-long course to be offered in the U.S. at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). She also coordinated courses at the Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and teaches DNA and traditional research topics at national and regional conferences and the Forensic Genealogy Institute.

Alice Hoyt Veen, CG

The BCG Education Fund Board of Trustees welcomes new trustee Alice Hoyt Veen, CG,of Bouton, Iowa. Alice is a sixth-generation Iowan and life-long genealogist who became Board-certified in 2014. She specializes in Midwestern and territorial records with an emphasis on military history and Midwestern connections to American colonial roots.

Alice’s special interest in genealogical education makes her a natural fit for a BCG Education Fund trustee. She has taught classes on Iowa and territorial records, traditional records, and research methodology. She serves on the education committee of the Iowa Genealogical Society and writes a column for the society’s newsletter. Alice believes genealogists at every level benefit from excellence in education and looks forward to working towards that goal.

All the best to both as they pursue new challenges.

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

Welcome, Angela McGhie, CG!

Angela McGhie is a familiar name to many for her commitment to excellence in genealogical education. Now we welcome her as a new BCG associate!

Angela P. McGhie, CG

Angela credits her parents’ family history interests and her grandmother’s Swedish and Danish research for an early introduction to the world of genealogy.  As a college student, Angela interviewed both grandmothers and combined photographs with collected stories to present her family’s history. She has been a dedicated genealogist ever since and for the past fifteen years has focused on in-depth research and education.

Moving into the professional field, Angela recognized the need for formalized training to hone her skills. She began attending genealogical seminars and conferences, and completed the National Genealogical Society (NGS) American Genealogy Home Study Course. In 2007 Angela joined the NGS Quarterly (NGSQ) Study Group; she joined the first Professional Genealogy (ProGen) Study Group in 2008.[1] Within six months she became its administrator, writing assignments and recruiting mentors to work with participants. The ProGen Study Group has grown to 328 alumni and over 110 current students. This success is due in large part to Angela’s tireless efforts.

More recently Angela completed a study of Tom Jones’ Mastering Genealogical Proof,[2] then initiated a study group based on the book; to date, forty-five groups have completed the program. She helped design and coordinates the “Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum” course for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG); students work to solve genealogical problems and sharpen their evidence analysis skills.

Certification was a logical step for Angela: “I decided that if I was going to be a professional genealogist I should have my work evaluated to show that I met standards.”

Angela prepared for certification through a combination of education and practical experience. She attended courses at genealogical institutes, including Tom Jones’ “Advanced Genealogical Methods” at SLIG and Elizabeth Shown Mills’ “Advanced Methodology” at the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR).

Whether researching her own ancestors or those of her clients, Angela found it exciting and challenging to apply the methods she studied, as each case required unique records and methods to solve. Once the methodology became an inherent part of her research process, Angela knew she was ready to complete and submit her portfolio.

Her most challenging project was her portfolio case study. Angela had searched for the parents of her third great-grandfather for about eight years. She performed what she felt was “reasonably exhaustive research,” then “exhaustive research.” The mystery was solved through discovery of her ancestor’s Canadian brother. Angela overcame conflicting information and researched in four countries to reveal their mother’s identity: an invaluable learning experience.

Angela’s advice to aspiring BCG associates? Get a solid education by taking advantage of the many opportunities available. Study the standards and the rubrics until you really understand them. Practice writing research plans, research reports, and proof arguments or case studies. Once you feel comfortable, prepare your portfolio.

Angela appreciates the many mentors who provided education, guidance and encouragement, including Elizabeth Shown Mills, Tom Jones, Claire Bettag, Craig Scott, Rick Sayre, Pam Sayre, Elissa Powell, and every mentor that has participated in the ProGen Study Program.

What’s next for Angela? She says “I love teaching and lecturing and have focused my career in this area for the last few years. I have been blessed with opportunities to teach at the genealogy institutes, and am very grateful as I am passionate about education. I want to continue my focus in this area, but will probably begin taking clients again.” Her blog, Adventures in Genealogy Education, journals Angela’s educational priorities and experiences.

Angela lives in Laurel, Maryland, with her husband and three children. She can be reached at mcghiefamilyhistory@gmail.com . Congratulations, Angela!

 

 

 


[1] The groups work through Elizabeth Shown Mills, ed., Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers and Librarians (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2001).

[2] Thomas W. Jones, Mastering Genealogical Proof (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2013).

Numbering 4: Adoptions and Children of Multiple Partners

The William Walker–Margaret Lauderdale family has challenged us across the past three posts with several numbering complexities.

  • In the first post we assigned people generation numbers according to whether they were born in the U.S. or abroad.
  • The second post demonstrated how to number children born to unknown fathers.
  • Numbering informal adoptions and children born to a descendant by more than one spouse followed in the third post.

This post wraps up discussion of adoption and multiple partners.

Remember that we are looking at three numbers that would be used in a descending genealogy:

  • Individual numbers, arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, 4 . . .);
  • Generation numbers, a superscript number in italic font (1, 2, A, B, a, b); and
  • Birth-order numbers, a lower case roman numeral (i, ii, iii . . .).

Parenthetical summaries of descent abbreviate each descendant’s ancestry. They appear after the descendant’s name in the first line of the biographical sketch, for example, “8.  Margaret Maitland2 Walker (Thomas Watta-1, WilliamA, ThomasB) was born . . .”

In all cases our authority on numbering is Joan Ferris Curran, Madilyn Coen Crane, and John H. Wray, Numbering Your Genealogy: Basic Systems, Complex Families, and International Kin, ed. Elizabeth Shown Mills, rev. ed. (Arlington, Va.: National Genealogical Society, 2008). 

In the third and succeeding generations all the Walker descendants are American-born, so all have numerical generation numbers. Pre-American generation numbers (letters) appear only in the parenthetical summaries of descent. Likewise the descriptions we have used for Albert’s informal adoption and Edward’s treatment as a son of deceased William.

Generation Three

(Selected biological and adoptive grandchildren)

Margaret Maitland2 Walker’s daughter by an unknown father appears in Generation Three, although she has already been treated with her adoptive grandparents in Generation Two. Daughter Dorothy’s individual number (12) is not repeated here. She receives birth-order-number one ( i ) as Margaret’s firstborn.[1] Birth-order numbering of Margaret’s children with Louis Fox also begins with one ( i ) to distinguish the fathers.

Dorothy’s individual number is not repeated. The fathers of Margaret’s children are distinguished by the birth-order numbers.

The informal adoption of Albert Walker and his social Walker ancestry now appear in his parenthetical summary of descent.  Notice that although his children are in the third generation from WilliamA, their generation number is 2, not 3, because of adoptive son Albert’s generation number of 1.

In Generation Three, some children take the generation number of 3, some 2, depending on the generational status of their fathers and grandfathers.

What unique numbering questions have you encountered in your family? How have you used Numbering Your Genealogy to answer them?


[1] Margaret2 is a direct descendant with multiple partners, similar to the multiple marriages discussed in Numbering Your Genealogy, 18, bullet 2. See also, for example, Numbering Your Genealogy, 22, no. 12, Myrtle4 Mercer, child ii, Mason Mercer.

NGS 2016 Live Streaming Signup Deadline April 22

Can’t make it to Ft. Lauderdale for the 2016 NGS Conference? You can still take advantage of ten lectures streamed to you live. They will also be accessible for three months after the conference closes. Several lectures from the BCG Skillbuilding track are included in “Day Two: Methods for Success.”

The signup deadline is approaching, so be quick if you want access to these lectures.

The live streaming signup deadline is midnight, Friday, 22 April 2016. Register here.

Live-streamed BCG Skillbuilding lectures, Friday, 6 May, 2016

Jeanne L. Bloom, CG, “Sharing With Others: How to Convey Evidence”

Techniques to construct and arrange genealogical reasoning so that our research is useful to future generations and facilitates effective collaboration with other genealogists.

Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL,  “Systematically Using Autosomal DNA Test Results to Help Break Through Genealogical Brick Walls”

A case study set in the early 1800s demonstrates methodology for using autosomal DNA test results to help solve longstanding genealogical problems.

Stefani Evans, CG, “Doughnut Holes and Family Skeletons: Meeting the GPS through Negative and Indirect Evidence”

When one Matteson family branch shunned its prominent renegade, it created a doughnut-hole pattern of negative evidence that, ironically, helps strengthen the case for connection.

 

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

BCG Certification Seminar, 2016 NGS Conference in Ft. Lauderdale

“Certification: Measuring Yourself Against Standards”

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 9:30am to noon, Sessions T211 and T221

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG

Michael Ramage, JD, CG

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

The BCG Certification Seminar will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, 5 May 2016, at the National Genealogical Society’s 2016 Family History Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. During this interactive seminar Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG, Michael S. Ramage, JD, CG, and Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, trustees and members of BCG’s executive committee, will demystify the certification process and answer questions like, “Am I ready?” and “Can I do this?”

Certification is open to every genealogist whose work meets standards. Among those certified by BCG are genealogists who study their own family history, researchers who specialize in a particular surname, and professionals who conduct research (for a fee or pro bono) for other genealogists, attorneys, geneticists, biographers, and academics in many fields. They include teachers at all levels; writers and editors of books, journal articles, and newspaper columns; speakers at local, regional, and national conferences; employees of private and government agencies; lineage and genealogical society volunteers; and librarians and archivists.

How do I know if I am ready to apply? Practicing genealogy is often a solitary endeavor. Knowing when we produce work that consistently meets standards is often the hardest part of self-evaluation. There is no one right way to prepare for certification. Successful applicants come from all walks of life. They usually demonstrate some combination of focused genealogical education and experience.

If you are curious about certification and what is required to earn the post-nominal title of Certified Genealogist, these are the sessions for you. Part 1 of the BCG Certification Seminar begins at 9:30 a.m. The focus is on the organization, preparing for certification, and the application process. At 10:30 a.m. there is a half-hour break. Part 2 begins at 11:00 a.m. The focus is on the elements of a portfolio and strategies for compiling a successful portfolio.

BCG wants applicants for certification to succeed! Successful applicants often say that their attendance at certification seminars at national conferences was an integral part of preparing for their accomplishment. The seminars will be recorded and available for purchase.

We look forward to seeing you in Fort Lauderdale!

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

Numbering 3: Adoptions and Children of Multiple Marriages

The Walker family showed us how to accommodate numbering children born to unknown fathers in the second numbering post. Complexities continue in Generation Two with two types of informal adoption and children born to a descendant by two spouses.

Remember that we are looking at three numbers used in a descending genealogy:

  • Individual numbers, arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, 4 . . .);
  • Generation numbers, a superscript number in italic font (1, 2, A, B, a, b); and
  • Birth-order numbers, a lowercase roman numeral (i, ii, iii . . .).

Parenthetical summaries of descent outline each descendant’s ancestry. They appear after the descendant’s name in the first line of the biographical sketch, for example, “8.  Margaret Maitland2 Walker (Thomas Watta-1, WilliamA, ThomasB) was born . . .”

In all cases our authority on numbering is Joan Ferris Curran, Madilyn Coen Crane, and John H. Wray, Numbering Your Genealogy: Basic Systems, Complex Families, and International Kin, ed. Elizabeth Shown Mills, rev. ed. (Arlington, Va.: National Genealogical Society, 2008).

Generation Two

Only two children of WilliamA Walker and Margaret Lauderdale fathered and raised children, William’s biological son Thomas Watta-1 and Margaret’s son Edward1. Their parenthetical summaries of descent reflect their biological or social English ancestry through father WilliamA and grandfather ThomasB.

When she was still unmarried, the eldest daughter of Thomas Watta-1 and Mary bore a child to an unknown man. Thomas and Mary raised granddaughter Dorothy as their own child, as a sister to her mother. Dorothy takes the next individual number after Thomas and Mary’s children (12).[1] She has no child-list number, as she was not their biological child. Her introduction, below, cross-references her biological mother Margaret Maitland2, no. 8.[2] Her superscript generation number follows that of her biological mother, not her adoptive parents.[3]  

Individual number, no birth-order number, generation number following her mother’s

Thomas Watta-1 also had a stepson borne by his wife Mary to a father unknown before she married Thomas. Albert was raised by his Lee grandparents until his mother’s marriage. Although Thomas did not adopt Albert legally, he raised him as his own son, and Albert consistently used the Walker surname throughout his life. Adoptee Albert takes a sequential individual number after Thomas and Mary’s children (even though he was born before them) and after Dorothy, their biological granddaughter.[4] Like Dorothy, Albert does not take a child number because he was not a biological child of this union.[5] His generation number is one (1) because he is the first of his biological line to take the Walker surname.[6] A parenthetical description explains his origins.[7]  

Individual number, no birth-order number, generation number of 1 as the progenitor of a new biological Walker line

 

As we saw in the last post [link], Edward1 Walker was neither a stepson of nor adopted by William2 Walker, but his mother treated him as if he were William’s son. He retains the Walker surname and the continuity of the social family in his parenthetical summary of descent.[8]

Individual number, generation number 1, explanation of relationship to William in the parenthetical summary of descent

Edward married twice and fathered children by both wives. The children of each marriage receive sequential birth-order numbers beginning with one (i). Sadie’s children are i–iii, and Margaret’s son is i. They could just as well be numbered sequentially as children of the same descendant father, i–iv, without focusing on their mothers’ roles.[9]

Individual numbers, birth-order numbers that distinguish two mothers, generation numbers

Next time we’ll look at another example of numbering children by multiple partners.

What similar examples have you found in your family?

 


[1] Numbering Your Genealogy, 24, bullet 1. This is a variation on the example in Numbering Your Genealogy, 22, no. 46 (adopted child of no. 42, who has no biological children).

[2] Numbering Your Genealogy, 21, bullet 1.

[3] Ibid., bullet 2.

[4] Numbering Your Genealogy, 18, bullet 2.

[5] Ibid., bullet 3.

[6] Numbering Your Genealogy, 18, bullet 5, and 25, bullet 1.

[7] For the format of this explanation, see Numbering Your Genealogy, 24, “Adoption—Child of a Spouse.”

[8] Numbering Your Genealogy, 18, bullet 7. The invention of “posthumous stepson” follows the idea of informal adoption, as in 18, last paragraph, and 24, “Adoption—Child of a Spouse.”

[9] Numbering Your Genealogy, 12, “Birth-order Numbers,” and examples on p. 6, children of Matthew Moss (numbered as separate families), and p. 7, children of Matthew Moss (numbered all together).

Numbering Adoptees in a Genealogy

Why are adoptees treated differently from biological children in numbering a genealogy? It’s a great question and deserves a reasoned answer. The response relies on background information in Numbering Your Genealogy.[1]

A genealogy describes a family as it descends from a progenitor. In its simplest form it includes the genetic descendants of that person, what is sometimes referred to as the “bloodline.” It becomes more complex as the family grows to include stepchildren and adopted children. Some carry the DNA of the progenitor. Some do not. Some carry the same surname. Some do not. All, however, belong in the family, and we want to include them.

Adoptees are in a unique position, as they belong in two groups of genealogies. One group represents all the lines of their social (adoptive) family. The other group comprises the lines of their genetic family. How adoptees are described in the numbering scheme depends on which genealogy is in use. In a social genealogy, their generation number (1) indicates that they are the progenitor of a new genetic line within this family. In a genetic genealogy they take the appropriate generation number from the progenitor. Both assignments are accurate for the person, depending on which family the genealogy represents.

A good genealogical numbering system accommodates both genetic and social members of a family. With the popularity of direct-to-consumer genetic testing, genealogists are becoming more and more aware of the need to include all family members in genealogies. We want to use a numbering system that is flexible enough to describe everyone’s relationship to the progenitor accurately.

The examples used for this series of posts are drawn from a real genealogy that includes the genetic and social descendants of William Walker. All the “fathers unknown” are truly unknown. If someday their identities are discovered, the adoptive children in this Walker genealogy could also be numbered in the genetic genealogies of their paternal lines.

The adoptees in this Walker family all have a genetic relationship to one member of a Walker couple. The numbering principles used to describe them are equally appropriate for adoptees who have no genetic relationship to either member of a couple. The overarching goal is to include adoptees and stepchildren in a genealogy, acknowledging them both as part of the family and as having their own, new DNA signature in the family. Numbering Your Genealogy, which underpins this series of SpringBoard posts, gives us the tools to do just that.

 


[1] Madilyn Coen Crane, “Complex Families,” in Joan Ferris Curran, Madilyn Coen Crane, and John H. Wray, Numbering Your Genealogy: Basic Systems, Complex Families, and International Kin, ed. Elizabeth Shown Mills, rev. ed. (Arlington, Va.: National Genealogical Society, 2008), 17–25.

BCG Webinar Update: Fonkert on Identity

Jay Fonkert’s March 2016 BCG webinar, “Genealogical Fingerprints: Merging and Separating Identities in Family History Research,” is now accessible on demand from Vimeo. It is available for twenty-four-hour rental ($2.99) or for purchase of unlimited streaming and download ($12.99).

Go to the BCG Webinars tab at the top of this page for free previews and links to Vimeo recordings of all BCG webinars.

BCG Webinars are generally presented the third Tuesday of the month. Watch SpringBoard and Facebook for notices about two weeks before each webinar.

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

Associates in Action

Welcome to Associates in Action! This new monthly feature highlights BCG associates’ news, activities, and accomplishments. Contact Alice Hoyt Veen, alice@prairierootsresearch.com, to see your special news included in an upcoming post.

Activities & Projects

Barbara J. Ball, GISP, CG, chairs the APG Board Credentials & Postnominals Committee and serves as the APG Writers’ SIG treasurer. She assists Melinde Byrne, CG, with the Forensics Module of Boston University’s Genealogical Research Program. Barbara organizes Clan Cunningham non-standard family information submissions, and is working on two personal kinship determination studies and several long-term mapping projects.

Mary McCampbell Bell, Certified Genealogist Emeritus, Catherine Desmarais, CG, and Marsha Peterson-Maas, Forensic Genealogist, are Researching Coordinating Directors for Purple Hearts Reunited. Together with Marie Melchiori, Certified Genealogist Emeritus, they work to help family members of soldiers whose medals have been lost. They also have a new project: approximately 100 medals from WWI are waiting to be researched. They invite others to join their efforts! Website: http://purpleheartsreunited.org/about-us/

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG, will be a featured speaker at the Indiana Genealogical Society’s annual conference on Saturday, 16 April 1016, at the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Website: http://www.indgensoc.org/conference.php

Beth Stahr, MLS, MA, CG, last fall petitioned the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference to include a special topics area on genealogy. As a result, ten papers were presented, and a documentary film was screened on March 22 in Seattle. Paper presentations ran from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and included lively discussions. Beth solicited the papers, managed the on-the-ground presentations, and presented her own paper. The next PCA/ACA conference will be held in San Diego, 12-15 April 2017. Please watch for the call for papers in the fall, and plan to join them in San Diego.

Awards & Achievements

Cheryl Brown Abernathy, CG, will be awarded “Outstanding OGS [Ohio Genealogical Society] Chapter Volunteer” at the Society’s annual business luncheon on 30 April 2016. Nominated by the Wayne County Chapter, Cheryl serves as chapter treasurer as well as newsletter editor. The award is presented to the member “who has contributed service above and beyond the normal level of Chapter activity during the current Chapter program year.”

Career News

Candace Buchanan, CG, is First Deputy Clerk of Court in Greene County, Pennsylvania. Her duties include document retrievals from the county’s archives. Records date to 1796; digitization efforts are underway for improved public access.

Publications

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG, “The Child Left Behind: Henry Larzelere of the Town of Jerusalem, Yates County, New York,” The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 147 (January 2016): 21–35.

Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, MFA, CG, two new books: Tell It Short: A Guide to Writing Your Family History in Brief (Salt Lake City: Scattered Leaves Press, 2016); and With Two Potatoes in His Pocket: The History of the McNamara and McGuire Families of Ireland and Richmond, Virginia, also including the Families of Hagerty, Kelly, Landers, Mahoney, Menchke, Rogers, Roschers, and Williams & The History of the Powell and Thomas Families of Georgia and Texas, also including the Families of Clinton, Collins, Crump, Eastham, Judd, Mabry, and Shipley (Salt Lake City, Utah: Warren & Carmack Publishing, 2015). Website: http://warrencarmack.com

Lori Cook-Folger, CG, “Finding the Mother of William H. Welch through Indirect Evidence,” Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly (Winter 2015).

Ron Hill, CG, FASG, “Middle Names from 1792 and 1793 Help Reconstruct Ancestry of John Rodda Jr., Butcher at Helston, Cornwall,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly, 103 (Dec. 2015): 263–279; “John Mounsteven of Cornwall and Middlesex, His High Treason Discovered, His Suicide,” The American Society of Genealogists, 75th Anniversary Volume (19402015), Selected and Original Articles by Fellows of the Society, Past and Present, Charles M. Hansen, FASG, and Gale Ion Harris, FASG (Saline, Mich.: ASG, 2015), 118–32; and “The Ancestry of Mark Guy Pearse, Cornish Author, Methodist Preacher, and Activist,” The Genealogist 30 (Spring 2016): 90–110 (to be continued).

Joan Hunter, CG, The Life and Times of Charles Leonard Holton (n.p.: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016). This family saga “covers four generations of Northfield Holtons from the early 1800s to the early 1900s.”

Cari A. Taplin, CG, “Seven Sites for Missouri Research You Don’t Want to Miss,” the Utah Genealogical Association’s (UGA) Crossroads 11 (Winter 2016): 20–25 . Cari will also co-teach the course “Crossing the Pond,” led by Eric Stroschein, with David Ouimette, CG, and Luana Darby, at the 2016 British Institute in Salt Lake City. The Institute is sponsored by the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH). Website: www.genealogypants.com