Sunday, May 17, 2015


“The Family Tapestry: Integrating Proof Arguments into the Genealogical Narrative”

When we tell a story, sometimes we need to stop and explain. Just how did we figure out who the main character's mother was – without any census, vital records, or probate records? This problem confronts every genealogist who prepares a portfolio for certification as well.

The Board for Certification of Genealogists will present a webinar on this subject free to the public at 8pm EDT 19 May 2015. Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG (sm), will use the language of weaving and the work of distinguished philosopher Stephen Toulmin to deal with this perennial issue in writing up genealogical research.

Seating is limited for this webinar. Please register early and sign in early to avoid disappointment.

The board is an independent certifying body and author of the updated 2014 Genealogy Standards.

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG, is president of the BCG board of trustees and a full-time professional researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County research, forensic genealogy, problem solving, and multi-generational family histories. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a second-year certificate from the University of Chicago's publishing program. Her interest in genealogy began much earlier. Rather than having her grandmother read her a story before naptime, Jeanne would ask to hear a story about when she was a little girl.

“We are pleased to offer this informative webinar,” said BCG treasurer Michael Ramage, 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 is part of this mission.”

There is no charge, but space is limited. Please register for Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG, “The Family Tapestry: Integrating Proof Arguments into the Genealogical Narrative,” on 19 May 2015, 8:00 PM EDT (7 CDT, 6 MDT, 5 PDT) at:

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