Facing identity and kinship problems? Confused by multiple, same-named men? Learn how applying the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) resolved similar challenges in the search for a freedman’s family. A case example traces a South Carolina family of color, differentiates multiple men of similar profiles who lived in the same time and place, resolves conflicting evidence, identifies a freedman’s last slave owner, and ultimately finds his enslaved birth family. The methodology and record types apply to reconstructing all families.
The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) will present “Proving Identity and Kinship Using the GPS: Finding a Freedman’s Family” by Nancy A. Peters, CG®, CGL℠, free to the public at 8:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, 18 December 2018.
Nancy A. Peters, CG®, CGL℠, works as a researcher, editor, author, and lecturer with special interests in problem solving and methodology. She serves as a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and is incoming co-editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly in 2019. She has been an instructor at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy’s Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum and the BCG Education Fund’s Putting Skills to Work workshop on evidence correlation. Nancy’s client and personal research encompasses the southeastern United States, upstate New York, England, and Germany.
President Rick Sayre, CG®, CGL℠, FUGA, says, “Every month the Board for Certification of Genealogists offers a new webinar as part of an ongoing series that supports our mission to provide education for family historians. These webinars are presented by certified associates and offer a quality genealogical educational experience. The board promotes excellence in research and working to standards in an ethical manner.”
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