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Life is good when records with direct evidence exist. Typically that doesn’t last long. At some point, one finds only bits and pieces of indirect or conflicting evidence and progress often comes to a screeching halt. This class examines a case study prepared for application to the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) where direct evidence was non-existent in identifying the family of Jesse Roberts of Greenville County, South Carolina. Key strategies are presented to piece together strands and threads of evidence from disparate sources using the Genealogical Proof Standard.

Presenter: Jim Ison worked as a manager at FamilySearch for 12 years. He holds credentials as Accredited Genealogist. He is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). He has presented at NGS, FGS, and RootsTech conferences, and other national and regional conferences. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and George Washington University. He lives in Westerville, OH.


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