BCG offers Free Webinar on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 8 pm EST

As any trial lawyer (or critical reader) will tell you presentation is an important part of any evidence argument. Thus an argument that includes proper grammar, is tightly written, and logically presented reinforces and supports the conclusion. It is much more convincing than one that simply dumps a series of events and pieces of evidence in the reader’s (or juror’s) lap. Learn what to avoid and how to logically present the evidence you have collected.

Barbara Vines Little, CG®, FNGS, FUGA, FVGS

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree will present “A Convincing Argument or a Convoluted Mess” by Barbara Vines Little, CG®, FNGS, FUGA, FVGS, live and free to the public, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, February 18, 2020. In order to accommodate those who might have schedule conflicts, the webinar may be accessed at no charge for a week after the broadcast on our partner website Legacy Family Tree Webinars (

Barbara Vines Little, CG®, FNGS, FUGA, FVGS, a professional genealogist, has lectured over the past thirty years at conferences in thirty-two states on research methodology, Virginia and West Virginia resources, and writing and publishing. Editor of the quarterly Magazine of Virginia Genealogy since 1996 and winner of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly Award of Excellence in 2001, she has written articles for a number of publications including the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, the NGS Magazine, the Board for Certification of Genealogists’ newsletter, OnBoard; and the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. The current editor of National Genealogical Society’s Research in the States series, she is the author of the West Virginia volume and has published three volumes of Virginia court records and edited others for publication. She served as coordinator and instructor for VIGR (Virginia Institute of Genealogical Research) Track II, 1996–2004 and as the coordinator and instructor of the Virginia track for Samford University’s Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research from 2007–2012 and the 2017 and 2020 Virginia track at SLIG (Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy). A member of the board of the Library of Virginia and a former board member of the Orange County Historical Society, she is a former board member and president of both the National Genealogical Society and the Virginia Genealogical Society.

“The Board for Certification of Genealogists is pleased to present these high-quality educational webinars,” said President LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG®, CGL℠. “BCG provides educational offerings to family historians of all levels of experience, and promotes public confidence in genealogy by supporting uniform standards of competence.”

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