Putting Skills to Work, BCG Education Fund

The workshop helps attendees develop skills that serious genealogical researchers use as family historians, librarians, dedicated hobbyists, or writers. Instructors target intermediate and advanced practitioners in accord with current genealogical standards.

Salt Palace Convention Center

TUESDAY, 19 MAY 2020
8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

CHECK-IN BEGINS:
8:00 A.M.

The $110 registration fee includes lunch, two in-depth presentations, hands-on exercises, syllabus, handouts, and active class participation. NGS Conference registration is not required. The workshop is limited to sixty students. Sponsored by the BCG Education Fund, an independent charitable trust, http://www.bcgcertification.org/educationfund.

Program

UNDERSTANDING THE RECORDS, UNDERSTANDING THE LAW

Stefani Evans, CG, applies the lens of a social historian to genealogy problems

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, provides expert guidance through the murky territory where law, history, and genealogy come together.

This two-part workshop covers key aspects of legal records critical to genealogy: reading, abstracting, understanding, and properly interpreting them under the laws of their time.

NANCY PETERS, CG, CGL

EVIDENCE ANALYSIS: THEORY, PRACTICE, AND THE REAL WORLD

Through discussion of case examples and hands-on activities, participants will learn methods for analyzing sources, information, and evidence to solve genealogical problems.

MELISSA JOHNSON, CG

MEETING STANDARDS WITH TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY RESEARCH REPORTS

Discussion and activities will focus on how to report research results in a concise and professional format that meets current standards.

Questions? Contact NGS Registrar Courtney Holmes at
[email protected] or refer to FAQs.