BCG offers free webinar on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 8:00 p.m. EDT

Descendants of an early Ohio family had no idea of their origins. Following an associated family brought success after wading into foreign-language documents. When traditional records fail to reveal an ancestor’s place of origin, cluster research provided the needed clues.

This presentation shows how to use cluster research to break through brick walls. Discussion will include how to determine the place of origin using records found in the United States and what to do when no records exist on your direct line. A challenging case study focusing on a Catholic family from the Alsace-Lorraine area of France that settled in Cincinnati by 1831 will be shared.

BCG’s next free monthly webinar in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars is “Uncovering Immigrant Origins Through Cluster Research” by Dana Palmer, CG®, CGL(SM). This webinar airs Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Dana Palmer, CG®, CGL(SM) specializes in lineage society applications, publishing family books, and Midwestern research – specifically Ohio. In addition to her client work, she reviews military repatriation cases, and is part of the Mayflower Silver Books.

When you register before March 21st 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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