BCG Skillbuilding Track

The BCG Skillbuilding track is a series of lectures designed for genealogists interested in improving their research techniques. Targeted to intermediate and advanced skill levels, but open to all registered conference attendees, the presentations focus on evaluating evidence, advanced problem solving, and research reporting. Lectures are co-sponsored by NGS and the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

Scheduled Presentations:

NGS 2021 Live!
Wednesday, 19 May 2021
4:15 p.m. ─ NGS2104-LV-05: “Establishing Identity and Kinship with Military Records” by Craig Scott, CG, FUGA

NGS 2021 On-Demand!
NGS2104-BCG-01: “Misled by Records: Identifying Adam Cosner’s Parentage” by Pam Stone Eagleson, CG

NGS2104-BCG-02: “Faded Echoes of the Civil War: Correlating Evidence of Identity and Kinship” by Amy Larner Giroux, PhD, CG, CGL

NGS2104-BCG-03: “Extending DNA Evidence: More is Better” by Patti Lee Hobbs, CG

NGS2104-BCG-04: “Building a Case with Scant Evidence” by Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, FASG, FUGA, FNGS

NGS2104-BCG-05: “Besieged by Baxters: A Case Study for a Common Name” by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL

NGS2104-BCG-06: “Their Mark Here: Signatures and Marks as Identifying Tools” by Nicole Gilkison LaRue, CG

NGS2104-BCG-07: “It’s All About Location, Putting Our Ancestors on a Map” by Barbara Vines Little, CG, FVGS, FNGS, FUGA

NGS2104-BCG-08: “Strategies for Resolving Conflicting Evidence” by Angela Packer McGhie, CG

NGS2104-BCG-09: “Negative Evidence & Negative Findings: Appraising the Significance of ‘Missing Information’” by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA

NGS2104-BCG-10: “Content and Context: Conducting a Literature Search” by Jill Morelli, CG

NGS2104-BCG-11: “May I Please Have Your Permission? Using the Work of Others” by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

NGS2104-BCG-12: “Chasing Opportunity from Bas Rhin to Burlington, Iowa” by Karen Stanbary, CG

NGS2104-BCG-13: “Grains of Salt: Analyzing Sources, Information, and Evidence” by Alice Hoyt Veen, CG

To learn more about the NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference’s week-long events, 17-21 May, visit the conference and download a copy of the program brochure. A discounted Early Bird registration fee is available through 15 March 2021.