Monday, March 2, 2015

Washington DC Family History Conference on May 2

I am excited to be speaking at the Washington D.C. Family History Conference on Saturday, May 2nd. I will be addressing the Genealogical Proof Standard in a two-hour interactive class. This session will be a discussion of the five elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard, including thorough research, source citations, evidence analysis, conflict resolution, and a written conclusion. We will cover what each of these elements looks like in practice, and demonstrate the concepts with real genealogical cases.

I recommend that participants read Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas W. Jones and come prepared to ask questions and discuss the topics together. The book is available from

The conference will be held from 9:00am - 3:00pm at the Washington D.C. Stake Center (home of the Washington D.C. Family History Center), at 10000 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD 20895. Registration is now open at There are five classes to choose from for each class session, and while the conference is FREE, it is limited to 320 participants. You can see the complete schedule here:

The keynote speaker, James Bartlett, will address the topic: DNA - Genealogy Will Never Be the Same! Classes, presenter bios, and registration information can be accessed on the conference website:

If you have questions, please email:

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