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Part Number: WXPROFSTAND_

Price: $9.95
With billions of indexed records available online, what methodologies should the researcher employ to best leverage these resources in keeping with genealogical standards?

This was presented to a live webinar audience on October 17, 2017. 1 hour 17minutes and 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthlyorannualmembership.
Part Number: WXAUTOSOML_

Price: $9.95
A case study set in the early 1800s demonstrates methodology for using autosomal DNA test results to help solve longstanding genealogical problems. Presented live at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogy.
This was presented to a live in-person and webinar audience on October 6, 2017. 1 hour and 4 minutes and 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthlyorannualmembership.
Part Number: WXCOURTREC_

Price: $9.95
This lecture explores the rich resources found within courthouse walls and examines how these records can add to the genealogical search. Presented live at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogy.
This was presented to a live in-person and webinar audience on October 6, 2017. 53 minutes and 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthlyorannualmembership.
Part Number: WXTIMELINE_

Price: $9.95
Timelines are one of many tools a genealogist can use to display evidence in the determination of proof arguments. This lecture explores the strategic aspect of the use of timelines and their relationship to the Genealogical Proof Standard, analysis and correlation. Timelines will be defined, their relationship to the GPS articulated and reasons why you should use timelines in your research work. Many examples, illustrating different types of problems and their resultant formats, will be presented. We will also cover how to build effective timelines using Word and Excel. Presented live at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogy.
This was presented to a live in-person and webinar audience on October 6, 2017. 54 minutes and 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthlyorannualmembership.
Part Number: WXENSLAVED_

Price: $9.95
The first component of the Genealogical Proof Standard is the conduct of reasonably exhaustive research. This lecture will highlight the sources and strategies available to meet this requirement in the case of African American ancestors who were enslaved. Presented live at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogy.
This was presented to a live in-person and webinar audience on October 6, 2017. 1 hour and 2 minutes and 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthlyorannualmembership.
Part Number: WXSWEDNAME_

Price: $9.95
This lecture will demonstrate the complexity of names and potential pitfalls regarding names in one particular culture—Sweden. It will raise awareness about personal names and present a broadly applicable strategy for getting names right in genealogical work. Presented live at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogy.
This was presented to a live in-person and webinar audience on October 6, 2017. 52 minutes and 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthlyorannualmembership.
Part Number: WXOVERTURN_

Price: $9.95
Even thorough research can miss relevant sources. What are the options when useful information or DNA test results appear after a researcher establishes a conclusion?
This was presented to a live webinar audience on September 19, 2017. 1 hour 18 minutes and 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthlyorannualmembership.
Part Number: WXANALPROB_

Price: $9.95
This webinar will provide an overview of the probate process, the genealogical information that can be found in a slaveholding estate, and related records that a probate proceeding may point to.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on August 15, 2017. 1 hour 23 minutes plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthlyorannualmembership.
Part Number: WXANALDOCS_

Price: $9.95
Taking the time to analyze documents for reliability, context and information can provided useful clues. Using these clues to map out a research plan can advance your research.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on July 18, 2017. 1 hour 25 minutes plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthlyorannualmembership.
Part Number: WXUSINGGPS_

Price: $9.95
Eli Bush's grandfather was reported to be Daniel Bush, but was his father Jacob? Witness the research process unfold as land, probate, census, tax lists, and church records are correlated. Watch out for pitfalls such as different men with the same name and other red herrings.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on June 16, 2017. 1 hour 24 minutes plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthlyorannualmembership.
Part Number: WXMAXYDNA_

Price: $9.95
MAXY DNA includes mitochondrial DNA (M), autosomal DNA (A), X-DNA (X), and Y-DNA (Y). Case studies demonstrate analysis principles and techniques that work. Learn to correlate DNA test results with documentary research as part of the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS).

This was presented to a live webinar audience on May 16, 2017. 1 hour 27 minutes plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthlyorannualmembership.
Part Number: WXGOVDOCS_

Price: $9.95
An often under used resource, evidence of kinship abounds in publication such as the Serial Set, American State Papers, and the Territorial Papers. We explore these publications and discover efficient ways to access them.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on April 18, 2017. 1 hour 29 minutes, plus 52 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of themonthlyorannualmembership.
Part Number: WXMENSAMEN_

Price: $9.95
This lecture reviews tactics for sorting our ancestors from other men or women of the same name in the same general time period and location. Several case studies show how these methods were effective.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on March 21, 2017. 1 hour 27 minutes, plus 3 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXDNAPRFAR_

Price: $9.95
This lecture illustrates how to integrate each element of the Genealogical Proof Standard in a proof argument that relies heavily on autosomal DNA test results to answer a relationship research question. The examples are drawn from "Rafael Arriaga, A Mexican Father in Michigan: Autosomal DNA Helps Identify Paternity." National Genealogical Society Quarterly (June 2016).

This was presented to a live webinar audience on February 21, 2017. 1 hour 24 minutes, plus 10 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXWRITERES_

Price: $9.95
Writing up our research is the best way to preserve it. We will examine different ways of writing and publishing, from blogs to books. This webinar is hosted and sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on January 17, 2017. 1 hour 26 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXFAMYARN_

Price: $9.95
Family lore told of George Teeling, a nineteenth-century Irish immigrant in Chicago. Researching the tale surrounding him proved that much of the story was false. Genealogical sleuthing led to many surprising discoveries, perhaps more interesting than the original family tradition. This engaging lecture will discuss the research process, a wide array of sources, and overcoming anglicized names to arrive at the truth about George Teeling and his family.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on June 16, 2016. 1 hour 8 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXCONTEXT_

Price: $9.95
Source citations provide context for the information we gather. Was the death date from a tombstone, a newspaper obituary, a county history, a Bible record, or a death certificate? The best citations tell us that the tombstone was contemporary with the death, the Bible record was entered in the same hand and the same ink, the county history was written a hundred and fifty years later, and the death certificate was signed by an attending physician. The details provide background context that helps us evaluate the validity of the information and suggests other avenues for research. But this information only scratches the surface. A full evaluation of any record’s context requires that we explore the complete content of the document. We want to know the reason for the document’s existence; the social, legal, and geographical context behind its creation; and what ancillary documents were produced both before and after its creation.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on February 16, 2016. 56 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXNEGEVID_

Price: $9.95
Negative evidence is the hardest type of evidence to understand or use in genealogical research. By definition, a “type of evidence arising from an absence of a situation or information in extant records where that information might be expected,” it is, as the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes told us in the short story “Silver Blaze,” the “curious incident . . . in the night-time”—the thing we would expect to see or hear but that just isn't there. Learn more about what negative evidence is—and what it isn't—and how to use it.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on December 20, 2016. 1 hour 19 minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXCVNOTARY_

Price: $9.95
Notarial records are a valuable resource in those areas of the world where civil law notaries recorded all legal transactions. Property deeds [land, personal, or agricultural], mortgages, wills, dowries, late birth registrations, marriage permissions, and many other types of documents can be found within this record set. These records often provide key details about a family, their relationships, and financial transactions which cannot be found within any other type of genealogical resource. Understanding the procedures behind the preparation of these documents is key to understanding their method of conservation, the formats the documents will be found in, and the contents therein. This lecture will provide examples of several Italian and French documents that were particularly descriptive and which provided key details on the families being researched.

This was hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and was presented to a live webinar audience on November 15, 2016. 1 hour 11 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership. For more information about the Board for Certification of Genealogists and genealogy standards, visit www.bcgcertification.org.
Part Number: WXEDUCERT_

Price: $9.95
Developing the skills necessary to produce work that meets the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) takes time and effort. This presentation will highlight some of the educational options that are helpful in learning about each element of the GPS including thorough research, citations, evidence analysis, written conclusions; as well as each element of the application portfolio. The goal is to both understand and be able to meet genealogy standards. There are many educational paths to choose from, and both formal and independent study options will be discussed.

This was hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and was presented to a live webinar audience on October 18, 2016. 1 hour 14 minutes, plus 10 pages of handouts. For more information about the Board for Certification of Genealogists and genealogy standards, visit www.bcgcertification.org.
Part Number: WXCONFLICT_

Price: $9.95
When one record says she was born in Texas, and another says she was born in Mississippi, the evidence is conflicting. Now what? The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) requires that we resolve conflicts among evidence items, since we can't reach a credible conclusion otherwise. Sounds good ... but it's easier said than done. What exactly are we supposed to do with conflicting evidence? What standards do we follow? In other words, how do we do what the GPS tells us to do?

This was presented live at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists on October 7, 2016. 1 hour. For more information about the Board for Certification of Genealogists and genealogy standards, visit www.bcgcertification.org.
Part Number: WXADOPTFG_

Price: $9.95
Learn about historical and modern adoption laws and methods that may enable you to uncover hidden adoptions with a real life case study. The course covers both methods to discover pre-closed and sealed adoption records as well as the types of records that can lead you to the desired member of the adoption triad. A real life adoption research story will illustrate these points.

This was presented live at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists on October 7, 2016. 59 minutes. For more information about the Board for Certification of Genealogists and genealogy standards, visit www.bcgcertification.org.
Part Number: WXMANCOLL_

Price: $9.95
Learn how to locate and how to use manuscript collections. Case studies show how these underutilized collections can bring an ancestor to life.

This was presented live at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists on October 7, 2016. 57 minutes. For more information about the Board for Certification of Genealogists and genealogy standards, visit www.bcgcertification.org.
Part Number: WXBLACKSHP_

Price: $9.95
Let's just admit it - we all have them! So, let's use the records they created to our benefit - and what wonderful records they left. We will discuss defining your story, developing a research plan to prove it, and identifying resources. We will travel through the world of court records, records of the insane, prison records, and more.

This was presented live at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists on October 7, 2016. 53 minutes. For more information about the Board for Certification of Genealogists and genealogy standards, visit www.bcgcertification.org.
Part Number: WXFANGPDNA_

Price: $9.95
Can you really 'prove' a female line when, for four straight generations, absolutely no document identifies a parent or sibling? Does the challenge seem hopeless when courthouses are burned and an illegitimacy is rumored? This session will demonstrate how to use three critical tools: (1) the FAN Principle to build a case for identity and parentage in each generation; (2) the Genealogical Proof Standard to create proof arguments; and (3) DNA testing—mitochondrial and autosomal—to confirm or disprove the validity of those proof arguments.

This was presented live at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists on October 7, 2016. 56 minutes. For more information about the Board for Certification of Genealogists and genealogy standards, visit www.bcgcertification.org.