BCG Education Fund Workshops

December 5th, 2017 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, the BCG Education Fund Workshop – Putting Skills to Work, will be held at DeVos Place, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.                   

This intensive, full day of learning focuses on skills needed by every genealogist and advocates for established genealogical standards. Limited to sixty students and geared to intermediate and advanced practitioners, the two in-depth sessions incorporate hands-on exercises and active class discussion. The $110 registration fee includes lunch, class sessions, and syllabi. NGS Conference registration is not required, but you must register for the Workshop through the Conference site at

The BCG Workshop usually sells-out quickly, so if you are planning to attend, register as soon as possible.

Sponsored by the BCG Education Fund, an independent charitable trust.

Connie Lenzen, CG, “Planning and Executing Reasonably Exhaustive Research or How to Ensure a Successful Hunt.”

Effective genealogy begins with a plan. Group practice will make creating a research plan and then executing it, all with genealogy standards, less daunting. Participants will go away with new tools that will help them break down “brick walls.”

Thomas J. Jones, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA Ph.D., “Citing All Kinds of Online Sources.”

Through hands-on activities, participants will learn the citation implications for each of three kinds of online content and four kinds of source-image pairings. Discussion includes understanding what sources are and the five basic questions citations must answer.