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CONTACT: Board for Certification of Genealogists®, PO Box 14291, Washington, DC 20044


“Turning Raw Information into Evidence: Tips for Drawing and Explaining Conclusions”

by J. H. (Jay) Fonkert, CG

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 8:00 p.m. EDT

Brush up on your evidence analysis skills. Grasp the difference between direct and indirect evidence. Understand how to logically weave indirect evidence to answer a research question. Learn how to craft a proof statement, a proof summary, or a more complex proof argument.

BCG’s next free monthly webinar in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars is “Turning Raw Information into Evidence: Tips for Drawing and Explaining Conclusion” by J. H. (Jay) Fonkert, CG. This webinar airs Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. eastern daylight time (EDT).

J. H. (“Jay”) Fonkert, CG, is a genealogy researcher, educator, and writer, who focuses on nineteenth-century Midwest research. He is a co-managing editor of Minnesota Genealogist and past president of the Minnesota Genealogical Society. He has lectured at numerous regional and national conferences, lectured for genealogy societies in eleven states, and has published more than eighty research and teaching articles, including three in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. He is a former trustee of the BCG Education Fund and a former director of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

When you register before April 20 on our partner Legacy Family Tree Webinars website (, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Anyone with schedule conflicts may access the webinar at no charge for one week after the broadcast on the Legacy Family Tree Webinars website.

“We are pleased to present these high-quality educational webinars,” said President LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL. “The Board for Certification of Genealogists promotes public confidence in genealogy by supporting uniform standards of competence. We strive to provide educational opportunities to family historians of all levels of experience.”

Following the free period for this webinar, BCG receives a small commission if you view this or any BCG webinar by clicking our affiliate link: For access to all BCG webinars, see the BCG Library at Legacy Family Tree Webinars (

To see the full list of BCG-sponsored webinars for 2021, visit the BCG blog SpringBoard at For additional resources for genealogical education, please visit the BCG Learning Center (

Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, FUGA

BCG News Release Coordinator

The words Certified Genealogist and its acronym, CG, are a registered certification mark, and the designations Certified Genealogical Lecturer and its acronym, CGL, are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation.

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James Morgan III
James Morgan III
Apr 13, 2021

I registered

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