BCG offers free webinar on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 8:00 p.m. EST

This webinar is based on the subject of the 2007 winner of the National Genealogical Society Family History Writing Contest, “A Family for Suzanne.” The speaker will use historical documents to identify significant events in the life of an enslaved woman who was purchased by a man in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, when she was three-and-a-half or four years old.

BCG’s next free monthly webinar in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars is “A Family for Suzanne” by Ruth Randall, CG®. This webinar airs Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time (EST).

Ruth Randall, CG®, began her pursuit of family history research in 1996. She is the 2007 winner of the National Genealogical Society Family History Writing Contest and the American Society of Genealogists 2008 Scholar Award. She is in her third decade serving as a volunteer at the Albuquerque Family History Center. Ruth is the author of six articles published in the NGS Quarterly, and currently serves on its editorial board. She is a three-time winner of The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors annual Excellence in Writing Contest.

When you register before February 16 on our partner Legacy Family Tree Webinars website (, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Those 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℠. “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.”

Following the free period for this webinar, BCG receives a small commission if you view this or any BCG webinar by clicking our affiliate link: For access to all BCG webinars, see the BCG Library at Legacy Family Tree Webinars (

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