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Saturday, October 17, 2015

WEBINAR: Applying the Standards to International Research

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at the Board forCertification of Genealogists.

BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, October 20“Applying the Standards to International Research”

The idea of “reasonably exhaustive research” might be one of the most mysterious elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS). What exactly does it mean? How do you know when you’ve achieved it? How does the GPS apply to international research? Some answers to these questions will be found when The Board for Certification of Genealogists (“BCG”) will present “Applying the Standards to International Research” a webinar by Melanie D. Holtz, CG, free to the public at 8:00 PM EDT 20 October 2015.

This webinar will focus on showing how the standards can apply to international research through the evaluation of several Italian case studies and/or research problems. Some research problems naturally require more work to meet the definition of reasonably exhaustive research, while others may be a lot simpler. 

Understanding reasonably exhaustive research is important in preparing a kinship determination project. Examples abound for those who focus on U.S. research. However, for those that don’t, it is often helpful to see examples from other geographic locations. In this way, they can more easily learn the proper application of these concepts to their own type of genealogical research.

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

The BCG is an independent certifying body and author of the 2014 Genealogy Standards

Melanie D. Holtz, CGsm is a board-certified genealogist, writer, and lecturer. She operates an international research firm that specializes in Italian genealogical research, Italian-American dual citizenship, and Italian-American probate cases. Melanie maintains offices in both Italy and the U.S.

President Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG says “The Board for Certification of Genealogists is proud to offer this new webinar as part of an ongoing series that supports our mission to provide education for family historians. This webinar will address questions regarding the genealogy standards for research. By promoting a uniform standard of competence and ethics the BCG endeavors to foster public confidence in genealogy.” 

There is no charge, but space is limited. Please register for Melanie D. Holtz, CG, “Applying the Standards to International Research” before 20 October 2015 at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For more information contact:

Please visit to learn about BCG's previous webinars. 

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