20 October 2023 starting at 9:30 a.m. MDT (11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 pm GMT)

Joy Reisinger

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) will host five live webinars, free and available to the public, as this year’s Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series on 20 October 2023. The hour-long webinars begin at 9:30 a.m. MDT (11:30 a.m. EDT and 4:30 p.m. GMT) and continue throughout the day. Five leading genealogists will speak on topics related to the Genealogical Proof Standard, verifying genealogical stories, and using DNA evidence. The webinars are part of the Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series and are presented in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

The lecture series is presented annually in memory of BCG’s former trustee and vice president, Joy Reisinger, who began this lecture series for Family History (now FamilySearch) Library staff during BCG’s fall board meetings. Joy was an advocate for open records access, a lecturer on research methods, and an expert on Canadian resources, especially those of Quebec.

The lecture series will be in-person and live streamed. To attend in person, it is being held in Classrooms B and C on the main floor of the FamilySearch Library on Friday, 20 October 2023. To view the live stream webinar presented in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars, registration is available at https://familytreewebinars.com/Reisinger.

The schedule for the lectures is:

9:30 a.m. MDT. “”Deconstructing Family Stories: Are They Fact, Fiction, or a Little of Both,” Barbara Vines Little, CG®, FNGS, FVGS.

10:45 a.m. MDT. “Lineage of Land: Tracing Property Without Recorded Deeds,” Shannon Green, CG®.

1:30 p.m. MDT. “The Many Wives of Howard William Lowe: Working with Social History to Glean Genealogical Insights,” Gary Ball-Kilbourne, PhD, CG®.

2:45 p.m. MDT. “Assumptions: Problem–Solving Friend or Foe?” Jennifer Zinck, CG®.

4:00 p.m. MDT. “DNA Analysis Methodology: Defeat the Genealogy Gremlin with Pedigree Evaluation, Mitigation, and Reasoning,” Karen Stanbary, CG®.

The words Certified Genealogist and its acronym, CG, are registered certification marks, and the designations Certified Genealogical Lecturer and its acronym, CGL, are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation.