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Free BCG-Sponsored Webinar: “Wayward Girls: A Context Case Study”

8 Dec 2022 6:58 PM | Anonymous

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

“Wayward Girls: A Context Case Study”
by Stephanie O’Connell, CG  
Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 8:00 p.m. (EDT)

Young women who rebelled against nineteenth-century moral conventions were deemed delinquent. For some, seeking social independence resulted in a reformatory sentence. This case study highlights strategies used to overcome missing records and the importance of historical context. 

Stephanie O’Connell, CG, is a genealogy researcher and lecturer. She began looking into the secrets of her ancestors in 2010 and has been discovering their true stories ever since. She lectures frequently on various genealogical topics in the Seattle area and at conferences across the country. Her personal research has focused on her female ancestors and writing them into their rightful place in history.

BCG’s next free monthly webinar in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars is “Wayward Girls: A Context Case Study” Stephanie O’Connell, CG.   This webinar airs Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. EST. 

When you register before December 18 with our partner 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.

"We appreciate the opportunity to present these high-quality educational webinars," said President Faye Jenkins Stallings, CG. "At BCG, our purpose is to promote public confidence in genealogy by supporting uniform standards of competence. These webinars help to achieve that by providing 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: (

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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