Apr 11, 2022

Free BCG-Sponsored Webinar on April 19

The following is an announcement from the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG):


“Proving Parentage Two Centuries Later Using DNA Evidence”

by David Ouimette, CG, CGL

Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 8:00 p.m. (EDT) 

Proving immigrant origins may seem daunting, especially when the family lived hundreds of years ago. This presentation shows how to navigate multiple border crossings, name changes, and cultural challenges and apply DNA techniques to trace a family of Canadian immigrants from town to town. The right combination of documentary evidence and biological evidence, coupled with sound methodology, reveals the origins of this family.

BCG’s next free monthly webinar in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars is “Proving Parentage Two Centuries Later Using DNA Evidence” by David Ouimette, CG, CGL.  This webinar airs Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

David Ouimette, Certified Genealogist®, Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠, manages Content Strategy for Asia and the Pacific at FamilySearch, prioritizing records of genealogical value for digital preservation and online publication. His team prioritizes camera placement and targets records for preservation in national, regional, and local archives. David has researched in several hundred archives in over sixty countries spanning all continents. Previously, David was product manager at, responsible for family trees, United States records, DNA testing, and the search experience. David regularly lectures at national genealogical conferences and institutes. He serves as a Trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists and has served as Vice President of the Utah Genealogical Association and on the board of the National Genealogical Society. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics from Brigham Young University, has contributed articles to many magazines and journals, and authored Finding Your Irish Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide. David and his wife Deanna live in Highland, Utah are the parents of eight children, and have seven grandchildren.

When you register before April 19 with our partner Legacy Family Tree Webinars (Proving Parentage Two Centuries Later Using DNA Evidence – 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 are pleased to present these high-quality educational webinars,” said President LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG. “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: (Webinar Library – Legacy Family Tree Webinars).

To see the full list of BCG-sponsored webinars for 2022, visit the BCG blog SpringBoard at Board for Certification of Genealogists Sponsors 2022 Free Webinars.  For additional resources for genealogical education, please visit the BCG Learning Center (BCG Learning Center).

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