Rainbows and Kaleidoscopes: Inclusion as a Genealogical Standard

April 13th, 2017 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

F307, “Rainbows and Kaleidoscopes: Inclusion as a Professional and Personal Genealogical Standard,” 8 am, Friday, 12 May 2017

As professional and personal genealogists, we can enrich our family histories, client bases, and colloborations with fellow researchers by adopting inclusion as a genealogical standard.

All the members of all of our families have played a crucial role in making us who we are today. From the very old to the very young, from those who look like us to those of a very different hue, from those with two-parent-two-point-five-children families to those with alternative lifestyles, all have contributed to our story –and we can learn from them all.

Similarly, all the members of our extended families today can play a role in helping us understand and learn more about of our family’s story. The more we open our minds to the breadth and depth of our family members, the more we can gain a true appreciation of the richness of our history.

This is as true in our research as genealogists as it is in our individual families: we grow and learn as we expand our horizons to include and collaborate with others.

Join Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, as she considers how we as professional and personal genealogists enrich our family histories, our client bases, and our collaborations with fellow researchers by adopting inclusion as a genealogical standard.

The lecture is part of the Helen F.M. Leary Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored by the BCG Education Fund. The lecture series, initiated in 2007, honors Helen F.M. Leary of North Carolina, Certified Genealogist Emeritus and a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists, known for her richly informative and entertaining lectures on methodology, law, writing, and the art of lecturing. 

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