If you have not as yet sent in your RSVP for the annual luncheon, to be held at the Old Yarmouth Inn on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, you are rapidly running out of time. Your reservation needs to be received before Tuesday, June 8, if you are planning to join us.
There will be a short meet and greet beginning at 11:30, with the annual election of officers and new directors-at-large to follow at 12 noon. After lunch, we will have a presentation given by Barbara Mathews, a board-certified, professional genealogist, who will speak on "Recognizing and Resolving Errors in Genealogy".
Barbara has served on many genealogy related boards, including the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG), and has served as President of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council (MGC). Currently, she is serving as the BCG representative to the Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC), as well as MCG's Civil Records Co-Director for Federal Issues, the state-wide Massachusetts Liaison to RPAC.
She has contributed to several blogs, including the BCG's Springboard and the MGC's Sentinel, and also has her own blog, The Demanding Genealogist, which explores issues of quality in genealogical work. In addition, she has published and edited extensively and has had articles appearing in a number of genealogical journals and magazines.
However, her favorite activity is to teach! She lectures at national, regional, and local conferences and has acted as a mentor for both ProGen and GenProof Studies Programs. She is currently a substitute instructor in Boston University's genealogical certificate program, teaching topics as diverse as technology, methodology, analysis, writing, and professional conduct.