PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS

15 MAY 2024

BCG EDUCATION FUND WORKSHOP

PUTTING SKILLS TO WORK | Presented Virtually 12:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. ET | Price: $95

Sharon Hoyt, CG, and Jan Joyce, PhD, CG, CGL, AG, will conduct a two-part Putting Skills to Work workshop on organizing and analyzing evidence and writing proof arguments. Registrants have access to both programs. Sign-up early; space is limited to sixty participants.

Organizing and Analyzing Evidence for Genealogical Success
Sharon Hoyt, CG
This workshop demonstrates research planning, data organization, and analysis strategies to resolve complex genealogy cases.

Deconstruct to Reconstruct: Writing Proof Arguments for Maximum Impact
Jan Joyce, PhD, CG, CGL, AG
This workshop shares techniques to deconstruct proof arguments to recognize direct, indirect, and negative evidence. The workshop will also provide tools to reconstruct effective proof arguments.

16 MAY 2024

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

WHAT THE HECK DOES THAT SAY? OVERCOMING DIFFICULT HANDWRITING | 2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. ET | Price: $40

One of the biggest hurdles to overcome in genealogy is the seemingly illegible handwriting in our ancestors’ records. Whether you struggle to navigate colonial penmanship or wrestle with contemporary documents that are poorly written, a few good strategies can make all the difference. Join Pam Vestal in this workshop designed to get you over the hurdle.

ALL ABOUT THE ACCREDITED GENEALOGIST® CREDENTIAL | 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. ET | Price: FREE BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Do you have what it takes to become an Accredited Genealogist? Jenny Hansen, AG, AGL, and Lisa Stokes, AG, work you through preparation tips to successfully complete the accreditation process.

BCG CERTIFICATION SEMINAR | 5:45 p.m.–6:45 p.m. ET | Price: FREE BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED

In this interactive forum, BCG associates Shannon Green, CG, and Darcie Hind Posz, CG, FASG, share various pathways to certification and how to begin.

SOCIETY AND ORGANIZATION EVENTS

DELEGATE COUNCIL | 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. ET | Delegates Only

Delegates are encouraged to make every effort to attend. Additional details will be provided before the meeting. If your NGS member organization does not have a delegate or if you have questions, email Kate Smith, Organizations and Communities Manager.

FOCUS on Genealogy Organizations | 2:00 p.m.–6:45 p.m. ET | Price: $50

All are invited to register for FOCUS. This year’s event highlights public outreach and engagement programs and events for societies, libraries, archives, museums, and other organizations.

SLAM! IDEA SHOWCASE | 7:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m. ET | Price: Included with Registration

The complimentary SLAM! Idea Showcase highlights creative and innovative projects or programs from genealogy societies, libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions.

VIRTUAL EXPO HALL OPENING

EXPO HALL | 7:15 p.m.–9:30 p.m. ET | Price: Included with Registration

The Virtual Expo Hall connects you with genealogy and family history companies and organizations. Visit booths and find help, ideas, solutions, and more.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]