Ann StaleyBCG offers free webinar on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 8:00 p.m. EDT

What happens when the indirect evidence of a death occurring and a probate record do not agree? The research begins in earnest! That is what happened in the case of the death of Antoine/Anthony Lallament of Mobile, Alabama. Who is Antoine and what relationship is he to me? When did he actually die? Which record is correct? What would other available records reveal? How is the explosion of the Steamer Kate involved? We have more questions than answers. This case study provides the research methodology involved in solving this problem.

BCG’s next free monthly webinar in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars is “Steamer Kate Explosion: Correlating Indirect Evidence to Identify and Correct an Error,” by C. Ann Staley, CG®, CGL℠. This webinar airs Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

C. Ann Staley, CG®, CGL℠, is an educator, consultant, and co-leader of Ann-Mar Genealogy Trips. She is on the faculty of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies; the Education Chair of the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc.; Vice President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild; and Trustee of the Florida State Genealogical Society. Ann has authored several articles for the NGS Magazine and is the co-author of Research in Florida of the NGS Research in the States series. Her specialties are methodology, research sources, computer resources, vital records and their sources, and conference planning.

When you register before October 17th 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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