How To Get the Most Out of FamilySearch

Join Me This Sunday, September 8

at the

Alvin Sherman Library

Nova Southeastern University


How To Get the Most Out of FamilySearch

Go beyond the basic search function of FamilySearch and learn how to use the catalog and other search features of this invaluable resource.

See you then!

Sunday, September 8, 2019, 2-3pm at Alvin Sherman Library, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Computer Lab A on 2nd Floor

Beginning Genealogy Class at Miami Dade College Kendall Campus

Ready to build your family tree?
Need help getting started? Want to improve your search strategies?

Join me for this 6-week course that will lay a solid foundation of how to begin researching historical American records. Learn how to get organized and find valuable information.

Space is Limited - Sign Up Now

Fall 2019   Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. 10/1 – 11/12 (no class Oct. 29)   $130

To register, visit and enter class #14654

Tamara Hallo, MLS and Professional Genealogist

Six Free Webinars on Friday, 6 September 2019

Six Free Webinars on Friday, 6 September 2019

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) will host six free webinars live from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 6 September 2019. Six leading genealogists will speak on topics related to the Genealogical Proof Standard, DNA, ethics, immigration, and documenting our ancestors’ lives. The hour-long webinars begin at 11 a.m. U.S. Eastern time (9 a.m. Mountain time, 1500 GMT) and continue throughout the day. The webinars are part of the Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series, and are presented in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree.

The schedule for the lectures and broadcasts is

11 a.m Eastern time. Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, “Reasonably Exhaustive Research: The First Criteria for Genealogical Proof.”

12:15 p.m. Eastern time. Martha Garrett, PhD, CG, “Finding Immigrants Who ‘Disappeared’: A Research Approach Based on Recognizing and Challenging Assumptions.”

1:30 p.m. Eastern time. Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, “Share and Share Alike: The Rules of Genealogical Privacy.”

3:30 p.m. Eastern time. Karen Stanbary, CG, “Details of New and Modified DNA-Related Standards.”

4:45 p.m. Eastern time. Melinda Henningfield, CG, “How to Write a Case Study that Meets the New Standards for DNA: As Codified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.”

6:00 p.m. Eastern time. Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, “Reconstructing an Entrepreneurial Woman’s Life: From Family Intrigue to Water Rents.”

Lectures at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City are free and open to the public. Live webinar broadcasts are free to the public, but require registration. Registration for the webinars, as well as additional information on speakers and lecture topics, can be found at In order to accommodate those who might have schedule conflicts, each webinar can be accessed at no charge for a week after the broadcast.

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


Scott Wilds, CG, BCG News Release Coordinator