BCG Education Fund Workshop: Putting Skills to Work

February 21st, 2023 by Teresa Kelley

Two presenters, Robbie Johnson, CG®, and Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG®, will be conducting their “Putting Skills to Work” sessions with the same goal in mind, but from two different perspectives and with two different case studies. Registrants will have access to both programs and a luncheon. Sign-up early; space is limited to sixty participants.
This picture is a headshot of Teresa Steinkamp McMillan, CG, one of the speakers for the BCG Education Fund Workshop "Putting Skills to Work." Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, author of the Guide to Hanover Military Records, 1514-1866 on Microfilm at the Family History Library, is the owner of Lind Street Research, a company dedicated to helping people discover their German ancestry. She has taught at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), and SLIG Academy for Professionals. She created and recorded courses for Ancestry Academy and Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Teresa conducts research on behalf of the US Army to aid in repatriating soldiers missing from the nation’s past conflicts.
Session Title: Research Insider: Putting the Puzzle Together
Her workshop addresses strategies for tracking evidence in complex cases while conducting “reasonably exhaustive research” to arrive at a conclusion.

Teresa looks forward to sharing many ideas for analyzing and correlating evidence found in records to solve a research problem. Together you will work through a case that she solved several years ago. Attendees will work with the records extracting and assembling evidence in ways that help answer the research question. Keeping organized along the way will also be discussed. Come along and learn from this research adventure!

This picture is a headshot of Robbie Johnson, CG, one of the speakers for the BCG Education Fund Workshop "Putting Skills to Work." Robbie Johnson’s research focuses are England, Canada, Indigenous North America, and genetic genealogy. She has lectured for local Washington state genealogical groups and presented cases for the SLIG Advanced Analysis Practicum course. She also has served as a coordinator and secretary for the ProGen Study Groups and mentored for the GenProof Study Groups and the Certified Discussion Group. Robbie worked for over forty years as an editor and writer and has facilitated many writer’s groups over the decades as well as instructed and led writer’s retreats.
Session Title: Research Insider: The Whole Story
Genealogists are always writing: reports, lectures, articles, proof arguments. We primarily communicate through the written word. Robbie believes that writing and editing help to focus research, problem solve, and get a handle on how to evaluate our work with one of the trickier Genealogical Proof Standard elements to understand: “reasonably exhaustive research.” She looks forward to sharing how her writing/editing and storytelling background informs her research process. Attendees will work through a case study with Robbie. Participants will learn—and have a chance to apply—some of the strategies and methods she’s used for decades that help her plan and execute her research projects from beginning to end.

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