Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) will host six live webinars, free and available to the public, as this year’s Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series on 7 October 2022. The hour-long webinars begin at 9:00 a.m. MDT (11:00 a.m. EDT and 4:00 p.m. GMT) and continue throughout the day. Six leading genealogists will speak on topics related to the Genealogical Proof Standard, solving genealogical problems by discovering and using a wide variety of appropriate sources, and immigration. The webinars are part of the Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series and are presented in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

The lecture series is presented annually in memory of BCG’s former trustee and vice president, Joy Reisinger, who began this lecture series for Family History Library staff during BCG’s fall board meetings. Joy was an advocate for open records access, a lecturer on research methods, and an expert on Canadian resources, especially those of Quebec.

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Watch the recordings from last year’s event

1:31:59
A Convincing Argument or a Convoluted Mess
You’ve done the research and have the strongest available evidence. Now you just need that soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion based on that evidence.
You’ve done the research and have the strongest available evidence. Now you just need that soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion based on that evidence.
Tue, February 18 2020: 0:00 UTC
1:07:03
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A Family for Suzanne
This webinar is based on the subject of the 2007 winner of the National Genealogical Society’s Family History Writing Contest, "A Family for Suzanne". The speaker will use historical documents to identify significant events in the life of an enslaved woman who was purchased by a man in Cape Girardeau…
This webinar is based on the subject of the 2007 winner of the National Genealogical Society’s Family History Writing Contest, "A Family for Suzanne". The speaker will use historical documents to identify significant events in the life of an enslaved woman who was purchased by a man in Cape Girardeau…
Tue, February 16 2021: 0:00 UTC
58:20
Adoption for the Forensic Genealogist
Learn about historical and modern adoption laws and methods that may enable you to uncover hidden adoptions with a real life case study. The course covers both methods to discover pre-closed and sealed adoption records as well as the types of records that can lead you to the desired member…
Learn about historical and modern adoption laws and methods that may enable you to uncover hidden adoptions with a real life case study. The course covers both methods to discover pre-closed and sealed adoption records as well as the types of records that can lead you to the desired member…
Fri, October 7 2016: 0:00 UTC
1:25:40
Analyzing Documents Sparks Ideas for Further Research
Taking the time to analyze documents for reliability, context and information can provided useful clues. Using these clues to map out a research plan can advance your research.
Taking the time to analyze documents for reliability, context and information can provided useful clues. Using these clues to map out a research plan can advance your research.
Tue, July 18 2017: 0:00 UTC