BCG offers Free Webinar on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 8 pm EST

In this first webinar of 2020, Jan Joyce introduces a methodology for creating multiple hypotheses in genealogical situations that are not easily solved — those “brick walls” we all have. Creative thinking is discussed, as well as methods for capturing and prioritizing multiple hypotheses. Several hypothesis types, along with how to refute or support each one will be covered. A case study used throughout the webinar highlights how to use the methodology.

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree will present “Creative Hypothesis Development for Complex Genealogy Problems” by Jan Joyce, DBA, CG®, CGL℠, live and free to the public, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, January 21, 2020. In order to accommodate those who might have schedule conflicts, the webinar may be accessed at no charge for one week after the broadcast on our partner website Legacy Family Tree Webinars (

Jan is a genealogy researcher whose personal work has focused on Ohio, Pennsylvania, England, and Norway. She began researching in 1998 to understand genealogy customers when she managed the marketing initiatives at Before beginning her genealogy career, she earned marketing degrees from Miami University, The Ohio State University, and Golden Gate University. Jan has taught marketing classes as an adjunct professor. Her genealogy education has ranged from attending institutes to participating in peer study groups. She enjoys studying, writing, and teaching about methodology.

“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.”

Register for “Creative Hypothesis Development for Complex Genealogy Problems” by Jan Joyce, DBA, CG, CGL℠ before January 21, 2020. BCG receives a commission if you register by clicking our affiliate link: To see and register for the full list of BCG-sponsored webinars for 2020, visit the BCG blog SpringBoard at

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