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BCG FREE WEBINAR, “Uncovering Immigrant Origins Through Cluster Research” by Dana Ann Palmer, CG®, CGL℠
BCG offers free webinar on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 8:00 p.m. EDT Descendants of an early Ohio famil [...]
Associates In Action – February 2023
The Board for Certification of Genealogists congratulates the following associates on their successf [...]
BCG to Host Joy Reisinger Lecture Series: Five Free Lectures on Friday, 20 October 2023
20 October 2023 starting at 9:30 a.m. MDT (11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 pm GMT) Joy Reisinger The Boar [...]
BCG FREE WEBINAR: “The Bengali and English Ancestry of Thomas Chapman: A Case Study with DNA” by Meryl Schumacker, CG®
BCG offers free webinar on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 8:00 p.m. EST We often talk about historical [...]