Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Free Webinars! by Board of Certification of Genealogists (BCG) and Legacy Family Tree Webiners

Hi all,
I just received an awesome email that's worth sharing. The Board of Certification of Genealogists (BCG) and Legacy Family Tree Webinars are co-hosting a full day of FREE webinars on Friday, October 7, 2016.   Here's what's cool about it--it's FREE and can be viewed on your computer at home!! Five of the workshops are available--minus David McDonald's, which appears to be a hands-on only type of workshop. But that's okay. 

By the way--did I mention that it's FREE??? How cool is that?? So, all the details are below:

News Release 20 September 2016 - Board for Certification of Genealogists
Top genealogists Pamela Boyer Sayre, Elizabeth Shown Mills, Ann Staley, Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, David McDonald, and Judy Russell will present six one-hour lectures held at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City Friday, 7 October 2016 between 9 AM and 5 PM mountain U.S. time. The lectures are free and open to the public (registration is not required), sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Most will also be broadcast online (free registration is required, see below). The board is an independent certifying body and author of the updated 2014 Genealogy Standards.

Times, topics, and speakers:

9:00 AM - "Enough is Enough. Or Is It?" Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL

10:15 AM - "FAN + GPS + DNA: The Problem-Solver's Great Trifecta." Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL

11:30 AM - "Black Sheep Ancestors and Their Records." Ann Staley, CG, CGL

1:30 PM - "Bringing Life to Our Ancestors: Manuscript Collections." Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG

2:45 PM - "Document Transcription & Analysis: A Workshop." David McDonald, CG
                  (Not available online)
4:00 PM - "When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicting Evidence." Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL
“Whether you stop in for the lectures or join online, you will learn more about how to apply good methodology to your family research,” said President Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG. “The Board for Certification of Genealogists strives to foster public confidence in genealogy by promoting an attainable, uniform standard of competence and ethics. Educating all family historians of every level is part of this mission.”

For questions or more information contact office@BCGcertification.org.
Register for the Online Broadcasts
Five of the six classes will be broadcast online by BCG's webinar partner, Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/BCG to sign up individually (free), or click here to sign up for multiple classes at once.

The words Certified Genealogist are a registered certification mark and the designations CG, CGL, and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board-certified associates after periodic competency evaluations, and the board name is registered in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
Sincerely,

Cari A. Taplin, CG
BCG News Release Coordinator
Pflugerville, Texas


 The words Certified Genealogist are a registered certification mark, and the designation CG a proprietary service mark, of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by authorized associates following peer-reviewed competency evaluations. Certificate No. 1058, expires 24 February 2020.

 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Do you mysteries as much as you love genealogy?

Do you mysteries as much as you love genealogy? If you do, take a look at the series of books by Steve Robinson, who combines genealogy and mystery. The latest is book 5 of his Jefferson Tayte novels called Kindred. To be honest, I have not read the first 4 books of the series--but don't let that stop you from reading them.
The book is a fun read--once you get past the first couple of chapters when the story really starts to take off.  The author incorporates several genealogical skills into the storyline. Granted, it won't change your life, but if you're looking for one more book to finish your summer reading, try any one of Robinson's books. And then enjoy the read!




Sunday, August 14, 2016

Kathy's Gates to the Past : Thoughts on DNA percentages.....

Kathy's Gates to the Past : Thoughts on DNA percentages.....: Hi all, It's been a while, hasn't it? I've been busy doing blog posts for the Southern California Genealogy Society. Ever since...

Thoughts on DNA percentages.....

Hi all,
It's been a while, hasn't it? I've been busy doing blog posts for the Southern California Genealogy Society. Ever since I was elected to its board, it's been keeping me busy. That's a good thing. And I am still looking for items of this ol' blog.
So here's today tidbit, courtesy of the Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell. She has some wonderful insights in the DNA results from Ancestry and 23andMe testing.  So, here's the article:
http://www.legalgenealogist.com/2016/08/14/those-percentages-if-you-must/

Enjoy!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Kathy's Gates to the Past : The Original 29: via the Genealogy Roadshow

Kathy's Gates to the Past : The Original 29: via the Genealogy Roadshow: I'm currently watching the season premiere of Genealogy Roadshow on PBS. What a wonderful episode, so far!!! Josh Taylor assisted in h...

The Original 29: via the Genealogy Roadshow

I'm currently watching the season premiere of Genealogy Roadshow on PBS. What a wonderful episode, so far!!!
Josh Taylor assisted in helping a young woman of Navajo heritage, named Charlotte. She never knew her father and his family. Turns out that her paternal grandfather was one of the "Original 29", a group of native Navajo speakers who helped the US Government during WW2. The Navajo language is very complicated language and has no written alphabet and language. The US Government needed an unbreakable language to be used against the Japanese during the war. It turns out that every other language and code the government used would always be decoded and broken by the Japanese. At least until the US government hired the Navajo--the Original 29--and used their language to keep things coded. And it worked! The Japanese were never able to crack the Navajo code.
Another high point was the discovery of family photos that Charlotte got to see for the first time. They were provided by her paternal aunt, Nancy. At the end of the segment, Charlotte met her Aunt Nancy for the time.
But this is what we do as genealogists. We find the stories. And sometimes, we find relatives we did not know we had. And our world becomes a bigger place, and a more intimate place. What other hobby expands our world and makes it more intimate, at the same time??

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Kathy's Gates to the Past : Jamboree 2016 is almost here!

Kathy's Gates to the Past : Jamboree 2016 is almost here!: Jamboree 2016--the annual conference hosted by the Southern California Genealogy Society--is almost here! It takes place June 3-6 at the Bur...