Programs in Genealogical Research

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Come See Us on The Road in 2018!

We will be exhibiting at various genealogical conferences and events throughout 2018. Come learn about our highly recommended Certificate and Essentials programs, and see for yourself how these programs will help you with your research methodologies. Whether you are a serious hobbyist, or an expert with your CG®, we have the right program for you. …

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A Reflection on Race: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes

Does “race” exist? According to geneticist Adam Rutherford, author of A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes, geneticists are only beginning to discover how closely interrelated we all are. In an interview last month with Kara Miller of Innovation Hub, Rutherford discussed a recent study that found the …

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National Genealogical Society Quarterly hosted at BU

Reflecting its ongoing involvement in advanced genealogical education, BU’s Center for Professional Education proudly houses the renowned National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ). The journal is co-edited by the director of CPE’s Genealogical Research program, Melinde Lutz Byrne, FASG, and program instructor Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS. For more information about the …

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Melinde Byrne, discussing the complexity of modern family trees on NPR

Melinde Lutz Byrne, Director of Boston University’s Genealogical Research Certificate program, was featured on National Public Radio discussing the changing American family and its impact on tracing family trees. She was also quoted in a New York Times article discussing the complexity of modern family trees. Listen to the conversation or read the full article …

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Revisiting Your Past Genealogy Mysteries

Most of us have research that is ten or twenty years old! We stopped because the answer just wasn’t within our grasp and the answer to “where do I look next?” wasn’t obvious. Maybe it is time to look again. Not only are there countless online databases that (for a fee) provide amazing arrays of …

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