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Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) Offers Free Webinar Tuesday, 16 February 2016

News Release 2 February 2016

Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) Offers Free Webinar Tuesday, 16 February 2016

“The Importance of Context in Record Analysis” by Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS

Source citations provide context for the information we gather. The details provide background context that helps us…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on February 2, 2016 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Hong Kong Police

In the 19th. century constables for the European contingent of the Hong Kong Police were recruited from the UK.  Most came from London's Metropolitan Police, Scottish Constabularies or the Royal Irish…


Added by Christine Thomas on January 21, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Registration Opens for the National Genealogical Society's 2016 Family History Conference


3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300

Arlington, VA 22204-4370

Phone 703-525-0050 or 800-473-0060

Fax 703-525-0052…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on December 2, 2015 at 8:34am — No Comments

Genealogy Bruins English

Here is the genealogy of the Bruins family in English.Bruins%20English.pdf

Added by Harm Jan (Harry) Bruins on November 14, 2015 at 9:44am — No Comments

Bruins family history in Dutch

Here is the latest version of the 'Bruinsboek'. I have recently found a lot more interesting documents, most of them from the last quarter of the seventeenth century.Bruinsboek.pdf

Added by Harm Jan (Harry) Bruins on November 14, 2015 at 9:13am — No Comments

The Amazing Story That Went Before -- Henry Enlists!

Henry Enlists!

Added by Meghan Dewhurst-Conroy on November 5, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

“Do You Have the Reflexes You Need to Become Certified?” BCG Free Webinar

For immediate release 3 November 2015
BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, November 17

“Do You Have the Reflexes You Need to Become Certified?”

Like all professionals, good genealogists learn to take certain approaches and attitudes toward our work. For example, citing sources – and questioning them – are among the many skills and practices we slowly and painfully learn. But once learned, they become automatic.…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on November 3, 2015 at 8:05am — No Comments

RootsTech 2016 Announces Opening Day Keynotes, Bruce Feiler and Paula Williams Madison

For Immediate Release


SALT LAKE CITY, October 27, 2015—RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world, announced today the first three keynote speakers in its all-star lineup for RootsTech 2016. The first general session (Thursday, February 4, 2016) will feature three inspiring speakers, which include New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler, award-winning journalist Paula Williams Madison, and the…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 29, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments



The Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) met in Salt Lake City on 10 October 2015. Three new trustees joined the Board: Paul Graham, CG, Judy Kellar Fox, CG, and Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL. Two trustees retired from the board: Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, and Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL  Both have served as president of the BCG and provided distinguished service to the Board and the community at large for many years.

The BCG…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 29, 2015 at 8:28am — No Comments


Researching Irish ancestry is always a challenge! Why not move the search to the land of your ancestors and join me on a 15 day grand tour of Ireland in April 2016? Three days of research at the National Archives in Dublin and the Public Record Office in Belfast, plus a fully guided tour of many historical and interesting sites.  Sharing our research interests and "brick walls" with others is often one way of discovering more about our own family history. See the land, breathe the air ...…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 27, 2015 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Fall Seminar Bonita Golf Course 7 November 2015


Contact our society and go to Events and sign up. Please do this before 28 October so we will have food for you on the 7th you can pay after the 1st of October.  Chula Vista Genealogical Society

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Saturday, November 07,…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 26, 2015 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Another Missing Person, I lost her Address and Information. She is a FOULK Cousin in Los Angeles area.

If you know whom my cousin is please tell her I would love to communicate. I was off to Michigan and misplaced her data. We met at the Los Angeles Library a few years back. Susi Jones Pentico  San Diego, CA…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 24, 2015 at 3:38pm — No Comments

The Amazing Story that Went Before -- Henry's Story

Starting to blog about family history -- looking into a story passed down about my maternal great-grandfather's parentage. We probably all have a story like this somewhere in the tree.

Henry's Story

Added by Meghan Dewhurst-Conroy on October 20, 2015 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Peter Foulk Jr and Susannah Martin Showalter Foulk, our Ancestors

Peter was born 1803 Cumberland Co. PA d 13 August Waterloo, Blackhawk Co. IA

Susanah (Susan) Martin Showalter Foulk  b 9 Dec 1805-6,  in Lancaster Co. PA, died 3 May 1886 Waterloo, Blackhawk Co. IA

He is the son of Peter Foulk Sr and Catherine Ohlinger ??who is the son of John Folk  died Berks…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 11, 2015 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Finding The Truth- Pennington?Curtis Name Change

For years and years our extended family line of Curtis has tried to get at the reason for a name change to Curtis from Pennington. Here is what we know. Hiram Pennington was born abt. 1825 and raised in the household of Joshua and Nancy Sparks Pennington. They were found early on in Lee County, Va before they moved to the part of Floyd County, Ky that would in 1844  become Johnson County. The first instance found of Hiram changing his name to Curtis was when his daughter Cynthia was born in…


Added by Doug Kretzer on October 7, 2015 at 9:13am — No Comments

Genealogy website RootsPoint announces the Fondo Colonial archive image collection for Hispanic Heritage Month

Genealogy website RootsPoint announces the Fondo Colonial archive image collection for Hispanic Heritage Month

One-of-a-kind collection of 17th-19th century archival records available for free

HENDERSON, NV—(September 22, 2015)– Genealogy website, in collaboration with the Hispanic Heritage Project, announced today free access to the Fondo Colonial collection from the Archivo Históricos Municipal…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on September 23, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments


The TWISS family of SHROPSHIRE (ALICE AND ROBERT) had humble beginnings. They owned a small but prosperous farm. RICHARD TWISS (my 7th gt grandfather) youngest son B.1609 died 1682 was recruited as Land Agent for LORD CHERBURY, in Kerry, IRE. in 1656.  Richard Twiss father died c.1630 and left him fourteen pounds, but farm went to ADAM, his older brother. ALICE SPEAKE TWISS (Richard's mother) left him Ten pounds.   About 1633 Richard Twiss married SARA X. A son was born 1634 and baptised…


Added by LORRAINE on September 16, 2015 at 8:17pm — No Comments

The Salt Of The Earth – about Sebastião Salgado

The Salt Of The Earth – about Sebastião Salgado

Last week I watched the documentary “The Salt of the Earth” about documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado. This is one of those films that I can’t stop thinking about, which is a good thing.

For those that aren’t familiar with Salgado’s work, he is a Brazilian photojournalist and social photographer that has traveled the world photographing indigenous cultures and the social effects of major geo-political actions on these…


Added by Stefani Twyford on August 23, 2015 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Hebert surname assistance

I've asked this question on the French-Canadian list but it's really much broader than that one list. Do you know anything about the French surname HEBERT and its possible connection to Scotland. DNA tests I've taken show some significant French heritage connections: most of the closest surname y-DNA results are all men with the HEBERT surname. One of these men has told me of a significant number of MAXWELL surname ancestors. Those MAXWELLS are all Scottish as are the MAXWELLS in my own…


Added by Jerry E Stephens on August 13, 2015 at 9:33am — No Comments


,My great grandfather William Noble married Anne Finnegan in 1902 and they had the following children William, Alice(my grandmother) Elizabeth ,Anne and Maggie and they lived in Sandhills Monaghan. When Willliam a protestant married Anne (Catholic) his mother and sisters left for America or Canada. I am interested in tracking this branch of my family.

Liz Bogue Mahon

Added by Elizabeth Mahon on July 19, 2015 at 4:06am — No Comments

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