You have slaved over your client report. You have delved into the data, mined it for every iota of information, you have examined and evaluated your sources, analyzed and correlated your evidence, resolved any conflicts, and carefully crafted a narrative. Your report is accurate, but does your presentation compellingly tell the story? Does your work convincingly summarize the depth and breadth of your analysis? Are you using all the tools available to you to effectively communicate with your clients and engagingly present the story of their ancestors?

Margaret Fortier, CG®The webinar by Margaret R. Fortier, CG®, “Visualizing Information for Genealogists,” presented by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars, will answer these questions, showing us how to use text and images effectively in genealogical reports, and why it matters. Several examples will illustrate how to go from raw data to a polished, professional display of information.

The live webinar, free to the public, will be presented on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 8 p.m. Eastern time. The webinar can also be accessed at no charge for a week after the broadcast.

Named for her grandmothers and inspired by her mother’s phenomenal memory, Margaret R. Fortier, CG®, is a Boston-based genealogical researcher, lecturer, and writer. Her client and personal research focuses on French-Canadian, Italian, Irish, and Portuguese immigrants. She holds an MS in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University. She serves on the board of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, and is a member of the New England chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild as well as several local and national genealogical societies.

“Every month the Board for Certification of Genealogists offers a new webinar as part of an ongoing series that supports our mission to provide education for family historians,” said President Rick Sayre, CG®, CGL℠, FUGA. “These webinars are presented by certified associates and offer a quality genealogical educational experience. The board promotes excellence in research and working to standards in an ethical manner.”

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