Saturday, October 04, 2014

Free BCG Lecture Series in Salt Lake 11 Oct 2014

The following is from the Board of Certification for Genealogist.

Top genealogists Elissa Scalise Powell, Judy G. Russell, Elizabeth Shown Mills, and Stefani Evans will present six lectures at the Family History Library’s Floor B2 classroom in Salt Lake City Saturday, October 11, between 9 am and 4:45 pm. The lectures are free and open to the public, sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. The board is an independent certifying body and author of the updated 2014 Genealogy Standards.
Topics and speakers:

Saturday, 11 October 2014, Classroom on B2, FHL

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
BCG Certification Seminar
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Shootout at the Rhododendron Lodge: Reconstructing Life-Changing Events
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
11:00 a.m. – noon
From the White Lion to the Emancipation Proclamation–Slavery and the Law Before the Civil War
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Using Evidence Creatively: Spotting Clues in Run-of-the-Mill Records
Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Oh, The Things You Can Map: Mapping Data, Memory, and Historical Context
Stefani Evans, CG
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Keynote Address
Trousers, Black Domestic, Tacks & Housekeeping Bills: Trivial Details Can Solve Research Problems
Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
“Whether you stop in for one lecture or all six, you will learn more about how to apply good methodology to your own family research,” said President Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL. “The Board for Certification of Genealogists strives to foster public confidence in genealogy by promoting an attainable, uniform standard of competence and ethics. Educating all family historians of every level is part of this mission.”
For questions or more information contact: Nicki Birch, CG,

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