Sunday, December 12, 2021

FREE BCG-sponsored Webinar on 21 December: "Uncovering Immigrant Origins Through Cluster Research" by Dana Ann Palmer

 I received this information from Elyse Hill, the BCG News Release Coordinator:


CONTACT: Board for Certification of Genealogists®, PO Box 14291, Washington, DC 20044



“Uncovering Immigrant Origins Through Cluster Research”

by Dana Ann Palmer, CG®, CGL(SM)

Tuesday, December 21st, 8:00 p.m. EST

Descendants of an early Ohio immigrant family had no idea of its origin. Cluster research brought success, using United States records as well as foreign-language records. This webinar considers what to do when no records exist on your direct line, and the family has no helpful oral history or documentation. Tracing associates who traveled together or came from the same area can break down that brick wall.

BCG’s next free monthly webinar in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars is “Uncovering Immigrant Origins Through Cluster Research” by Dana Ann Palmer, CG®, CGL(SM). This webinar airs Tuesday, December 21st, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time (EST).

Dana Palmer, CG®, CGL(SM) has been a genealogy instructor at Sinclair Community College since 2010. She has spoken at national, state, and local genealogy events and conferences including RootsTech (2020); NGS (2020, 2018); FGS (2020, 2013); and frequently at OGS. She specializes in lineage society applications, publishing family books, Midwestern research specifically Ohio, but she also has experience in Germany, Denmark, and the U.K. She has received numerous awards for her books and volunteer efforts. She belongs to several lineage societies including DUP, DAR, USD 1812, and Colonial Dames (pending). She loves problem solving and tracking down those elusive ancestors.

When you register before December 21st on our partner Legacy Family Tree Webinars website ( 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.

President LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG®, CGL℠, FASG says, “Every month the Board for Certification of Genealogists offers a new webinar as part of an ongoing series that supports our mission to provide education for family historians. These webinars are presented by certified associates and offer a quality genealogical educational experience. The board promotes excellence in research and working to standards in an ethical manner.”

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: For access to all BCG webinars, see the BCG Library at Legacy Family Tree Webinars (

To see the full list of BCG-sponsored webinars for 2021, visit the BCG blog SpringBoard at For additional resources for genealogical education, please visit the BCG Learning Center (


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