Sunday, June 14, 2015

BCG free webinar Tuesday June 16 -- Teresa McMillin investigates a family story


“Truth or Fiction? Unraveling a Family Yarn”

George Teeling came from Ireland to Chicago in the 1800s. Like many ancestors, he left a story that made his descendants wonder. How much of it was true?

The Board for Certification of Genealogists will present a webinar on this subject free to the public at 8:00 PM EDT 16 June 2015. Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG, will outline how research in a wide variety of sources revealed the even more fascinating truth about George – and how it can provide ideas for how to deal with our own tale-bearing research subjects.

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.

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG, specializes in German-American and Midwest research, as well as reading German script. She has been interested in genealogy since she was a child and is a multi-year attendee of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, and many local genealogical societies, she also serves as webmaster for the Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Recently, Teresa published Guide to Hanover Military Records, 1514-1866, on Microfilm at the Family History Library.

“We are pleased to offer this informative webinar,” said BCG president Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, 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 Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG, “Truth or Fiction: Unraveling a Family Yarn,” on 16 June 2015, 8:00 PM EDT (7:00 CDT, 6:00 MDT, 5:00 PDT) at:

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