Top genealogists Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, Elissa Scalise Powell, Rebecca Whitman Koford, Thomas W. Jones, and Judy G. Russell will present five one-hour lectures at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Friday, 19 October 2018 between 9 AM and 4:30 PM (U.S. mountain time) for the Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series. Lectures are sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and are free and open to the public (registration is not required). All will be broadcast online (free registration is required, see below). The Board is an independent certifying body and author of the updated 2014 Genealogy Standards.

    Times, topics, and speakers:

  • 9:00 AM – “Past Conflict Repatriation: The Role of Genealogists and Methodology in Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise.” Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG®
  • 10:30 AM – “Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem Solving.” Elissa Scalise Powell, CG®, CGL℠
  • 1:00 PM – “John Jacob Kramer: Case Study of Mistaken Identity among Revolutionary War Soldiers.” Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG®, CGL℠
  • 2:15 PM – “Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Prove Unrecorded Events.” Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG®, CGL℠
  • 3:30 PM – “The Discriminating Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence from Bad.” Judy G. Russell, CG®, CGL℠

“Every October BCG presents a series of lectures at the Family History Library given by some of the most distinguished genealogists in our field,” said President Rick Sayre, CG®, CGL℠. “This year they are also available online. We do this to educate genealogists at all levels and to promote uniform standards of competence and ethics.”

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