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9 Mar 2022 9:06 AM | Anonymous

The following announcement was written by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG):


“Identifying Unnamed Free-born African Americans – A DNA Case Study”

by David Rencher, CG, AG, FUGA, FIGRS

Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 8:00 p.m. (EDT
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Identifying unnamed individuals using a research plan incorporating genetic evidence takes creativity and patience. This session deconstructs a case study using Genealogy Standards to align and correlate DNA results and fragmentary records for African American families, beginning in 1812 in Virginia and North Carolina.

BCG’s next free monthly webinar in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars is “Identifying Unnamed Free-born African Americans – A DNA Case Study” by David Rencher, CG, AG, FUGA, FIGRS. This webinar airs Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

David Rencher, CG, AG, FUGA, FIGRS is employed as the Director, Family History Library and Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1980 with a B.A. in Family and Local History. A professional genealogist since 1977, he is one of the rare few who have earned both credentials: Accredited Genealogist® with ICAPGen in Ireland research (1981) and Certified Genealogist® with the Board for Certification of Genealogists (2006). He serves as the Irish course coordinator and instructor for the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and the British Institute. He is a past president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Utah Genealogical Association. David is a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association and the Irish Genealogical Research Society, London. He serves as a director on the board of the National Genealogical Society.

When you register before March 15 on our partner Legacy Family Tree Webinars website webinars page: (Identifying Unnamed Free Born African Americans - A DNA Case Study - Legacy Family Tree Webinars) 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.

“Every month the Board for Certification of Genealogists offers a new webinar as part of an ongoing series that supports our mission to promote excellence in research and working to standards in an ethical manner.” said President LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG. “These webinars are presented by certified associates and offer a quality genealogical educational 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: (Webinar Library - Legacy Family Tree Webinars).

To see the full list of BCG-sponsored webinars for 2022, visit the BCG blog SpringBoard at  For additional resources for genealogical education, please visit the BCG Learning Center (

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