BCG offers free webinar on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 8:00 p.m. EDT

Proving immigrant origins may seem daunting, especially when the family lived hundreds of years ago. This presentation shows how to navigate multiple border crossings, name changes, and cultural challenges and apply DNA techniques to trace a family of Canadian immigrants from town to town. The right combination of documentary evidence and biological evidence, coupled with sound methodology, reveals the origins of this family.

BCG’s next free monthly webinar in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars is “Proving Parentage Two Centuries Later Using DNA Evidence” by David Ouimette, CG®, CGL℠. This webinar airs Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

David Ouimette, CG, CGL

David Ouimette, Certified Genealogist®, Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠, manages Content Strategy for Asia and the Pacific at FamilySearch, prioritizing records of genealogical value for digital preservation and online publication. His team prioritizes camera placement and targets records in national, regional, and local archives. David has researched in several hundred archives in over sixty countries spanning all continents.

Previously, David was a product manager at, responsible for United States records and DNA testing among others. He regularly lectures at national genealogical conferences and institutes. Along with service as a BCG Trustee, he is a past Vice President of the Utah Genealogical Association and was a National Genealogical Society board member. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics from Brigham Young University, has contributed articles to many magazines and journals, and authored Finding Your Irish Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide. David and his wife Deanna live in Highland, Utah. They have eight children and seven grandchildren.

When you register before April 19 on our partner Legacy Family Tree Webinars website page: (, 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 are pleased to present these high-quality educational webinars,” said President LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG®, CGL℠, FASG. “The Board for Certification of Genealogists promotes public confidence in genealogy by supporting uniform standards of competence. We strive to provide educational opportunities to family historians of all levels of experience.”

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The words Certified Genealogist and its acronym, CG, are a registered certification mark, 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.