Calendar of Events

BCG’s upcoming day of free lectures in Salt Lake City, to occur on Friday, 7 October 2016 between 9 AM and 5 PM mountain U.S. time.

Times, topics, and speakers:

  • 9:00 AM – “Enough is Enough. Or Is It?” Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL
  • 10:15 AM – “FAN + GPS + DNA: The Problem-Solver’s Great Trifecta.” Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL
  • 11:30 AM – “Black Sheep Ancestors and Their Records.” Ann Staley, CG, CGL
  • 1:30 PM – “Bringing Life to Our Ancestors: Manuscript Collections.” Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG
  • 2:45 PM – “Adoption for the Forensic Genealogist.” Michael S. Ramage, J.D., CG
  • 4:00 PM – “When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicting Evidence.” Judy G. Russell, J.D., CG, CGL

The lectures are free and open to the public (registration is not required), sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. All of the lectures will also be broadcast online (free registration is required, see below). For questions or more information contact

To register for the online broadcasts:  All of the classes will be broadcast online by BCG’s webinar partner, Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Visit to sign up individually (free).

BCG Sponsored Webinars

BCG Webinars will be held on the third Tuesday of the month at 8pm Eastern. These are free and open to the public. Register and log in early to attend. NOTE: Future topics are still being determined. Check back for exact dates and topics.

October 18, 2016 – “Educational Preparation for Certification: Many Paths to the Same Goal” presented by Angela Packer McGhie, CG

in partnership with Legacy Family Tree Webinars, Click to register:

November 15, 2016 – Civil Law Notaries – Using Notarial Records to Build a Family History presented by Melanie D. Holtz, CG

in partnership with Legacy Family Tree Webinars, Click to register:

Upcoming Conferences & Institutes

2017 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), 22-27 January 2017 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Hilton Salt Lake City Center

SLIG offers 14 courses taught by the field’s top educators on topics from advanced methodology to country-specific research to technology. Registration opens July 9, 2016, 9:00 am MDT – many courses will fill quickly.

National Genealogical Society, Annual Conference, 10-13 May 2017, Raleigh, NC

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), June 25-30, 2017 and July 16-21, 2017

Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR), July 23-28, 2017, Athens, GA

Federation of Genealogical Societies, Annual Conference, Aug 30 – Sep 2, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA