BCG offers free webinar on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, 8:00 p.m. EDT

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.

BCG’s next free monthly webinar in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars is “What Happened to Uncle Walter? Evidence Analysis and Correlation Uncover a Man’s Dual Identities” by Sharon Hoyt, CG®. This webinar airs Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Sharon Hoyt CG®, is a researcher, speaker, and author from California’s Silicon Valley. Her primary research areas include New England, New York, the Midwest, Canada, and England. She is happiest when on the trail of a family story, particularly when it involves the Civil War. Sharon’s research has been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, and Minnesota Genealogist. She is the winner of the National Genealogical Society’s 2017 Family History Writing Contest and the Minnesota Historical Society’s 2016 Michael Clark Family History Writing Award. She holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science.

When you register before August 15th on our partner Legacy Family Tree Webinars (, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Anyone with schedule conflicts may access the webinar at no charge for one week after the broadcast on the Legacy Family Tree Webinars website.

“We appreciate the opportunity to present these high-quality educational webinars,” said President Faye Jenkins Stallings, CG®. “At BCG, our purpose is to promote public confidence in genealogy by supporting uniform standards of competence. These webinars help to achieve that by providing educational opportunities to family historians of all levels of experience.”

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