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Two weeks from now, in Salt Lake City

It’s a tradition of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, its way to say thank you to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and its staff for all of the work it does and they do to support genealogical research.

2014 Board for Certification flier 17Every year, just before the annual fall meeting of the BCG Board of Trustees, BCG presents a free lecture series — free and open to the public — at the Family History Library.

And that lecture series takes place on October 11th, just two weeks from tomorrow, in the classroom on the B2 floor of the Family History Library.

The series begins with an overview of the BCG certification process by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, at 9 a.m. and continues with five presentations by three lecturers who hold credentials as Certified Genealogists from BCG and who serve as members of the BCG Board.

If you’re anywhere in the area… or if you’re looking for one last excuse to get on a plane and head for Salt Lake City for some research… this is a series not to be missed.

The lecture line-up:

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

Come join us for this free, public lecture series — a thank you to the FHL.


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