Programs in Genealogical Research

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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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Come See Us on The Road in 2017!

We will be exhibiting at various genealogical conferences and events throughout 2017. 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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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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What’s New Is Old

After explosive growth the last five years, genealogical databases have settled in and now derive their best returns from developing their collections. One of the key sources that meet many tricky chronology tests of the Genealogical Proof Standard is the newspaper article that nails the date, year, or place of an event. Faced with a …

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