Tuesday, October 1, 2013

BCG 50th Anniversary Celebration Free Lectures

Okay, it is times like this that I wished I lived near Salt Lake City, Utah. Not only do they have the Family History Library (where I could spend every day for a month and feel like I was in heaven), but they also have many opportunities for genealogical education. This month is the annual British Institute as well as the annual meeting of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG). This is the 50th anniversary of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and they are celebrating with free lectures and a banquet. See the details in the notice below from BCG President, Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL.

50th Anniversary Celebration Free Lectures, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 10-11, 2013

Everyone is welcome to attend these lectures held in the auditorium of the Church History Museum (located next to the Family History Library). Pre-registration is suggested by emailing FHLClassReg@ldschurch.org or calling 801-240-4950.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

10:45 a.m. to noon: BCG Certification Seminar with Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL and F. Warren Bittner, CG

1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.: It Takes a Human: Genealogists and Writing by Jeanne L. Bloom, CG

2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: Should You Believe Your Eyes?: Sizing Up Sources and Information by Laura Murphy DeGrazia, CG, FGBS.

4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.: Write While You Research: Let the Joy of Research Infect Your Writing by Barbara Mathews, CG.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Thursday, Oct. 10th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  "Kinship Determination" with Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA

Friday, October 11, 2013

9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Complex Evidence: What it is, How it works, Why it Matters by F. Warren Bittner, CG.

10:45 a.m. to noon: Proof Arguments: For the Next Generation by F. Warren Bittner, CG.

1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.: Reach for the Power Tools: Record Transcription & Analysis by Rev. David McDonald, CG.

2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: Bringing Josias Home: Using Circumstantial Evidence to Build a Family by Judy G. Russell, J.D., CG, CGL.

4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.: Baker's Dozen Steps to Research Reports by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL.

The public is also welcome to a banquet to Celebrate 50 Years of Standards, Saturday, October 12, 2013, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Judy Russell, J.D., CG, CGL, aka The Legal Genealogist, will speak on "We've Come A Long Way, Baby" - Standards for the 21st Century. From no formal standards to the Genealogical Proof Standard, the field of genealogy has come a long way in establishing criteria by which excellence can be measured. And we face a long and perhaps even more daunting road ahead as we consider the 21st century challenges posed by technology, DNA and more. For more information on where to send your banquet check ($40 per person), please see http://bcgcertification.org/blog/2013/08/bcg-activities-in-salt-lake-city. Deadline Oct. 8.

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