BCG offers free webinar on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 8:00 p.m. EST

You’ve researched facts, you’re ready to write.  How do you imagine ancestors’ lives?  Family histories are dull and boring if they reflect only the factual information found in historical documents.  Historical fiction and social history can provide context and enhance your writing.

BCG’s next free monthly webinar in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars is “Using Historical Fiction and Social History to Support Your Narrative” by Beth A. Stahr, CG®. This webinar airs Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. eastern time (EST).

Beth A. Stahr, CG

Beth A. Stahr, CG® is a recently retired academic librarian and college instructor with over forty years of genealogical research experience. She is a past trustee, treasurer, and president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She was born near Chicago, and has lived in Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Louisiana, and now lives in Tennessee. She was first certified by the BCG in 1990, is an alumnus of National Institute of Genealogical Research (NIGR) now the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed), and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and Excelsior College’s Genetic Genealogy class. She has lectured for local, state, and national genealogical societies, and also published in academic and genealogical journals.  Beth’s personal research includes her paternal Polish ancestry and her maternal Southern and Native American ancestry.

When you register before January 18th on our partner Legacy Family Tree Webinars website webinars page: (, 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.

“Every month the Board for Certification of Genealogists offers a new webinar as part of an ongoing series that supports our mission to promote excellence in research and working to standards in an ethical manner,” says President LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG®, CGL℠, FASG. “These webinars are presented by certified associates and offer a quality genealogical educational experience.

Following the free period for this webinar, BCG receives a small commission if you view this or any BCG webinar by clicking our affiliate link: For access to all BCG webinars, see the BCG Library at Legacy Family Tree Webinars (

To see the full list of BCG-sponsored webinars for 2021, visit the BCG blog SpringBoard at For additional resources for genealogical education, please visit the BCG Learning Center (

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