Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum (McGhie)
This course meets Sunday afternoon at 4:15 pm for orientation and first case presentation, then each afternoon thereafter.  Final schedule will be published with the syllabus.  Last class will end at 5:00 pm Friday to faciitate attendance at the social and banquet.
Case Instructors
Polly FitzGerald Kimmitt, CG, is the owner of Kimmitt Genealogical Research in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, and specializes in Massachusetts genealogy and history, with a focus on immigrant origins, forensic genealogy (dual citizenship, US Army repatriation cases, heir searching), and lineage society applications. She is a consulting genealogist with the New England Historic Genealogical Society. A Level III member of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, Kimmitt currently serves on the Board of Assistants of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. She is past director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), immediate past president of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council (MGC), past president of the New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (NEAPG), and ex-regent of the Col. Timothy Bigelow Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) in Worcester. Her website is at, and she writes a blog called PollyBlog.
Jean Wilcox Hibben; PhD, MA, CG, former So. Cal. college speech professor (MA – Speech Communication; PhD – Folklore) is a Board Certified genealogist, national speaker, and author. She is the former director and current staff trainer for the Corona, CA Family History Center, has worked on background research for two genealogy television programs, and hosts podcasts with Gena Philibert-Ortega, promoting their joint venture “GenealogyJourneys”. With almost 40 years of research experience, she is a former board member of APG and current President of its So. Cal. Chapter, VP of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, Western Reg. Rep of the Int’l Society of Family History Writers and Editors, and current 1st VP of the Corona Gen. Society. Her website:
Angela Packer McGhie, CG, has focused her career in genealogical education. She is the coordinator for the Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, and the coordinator of the Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum course at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Angela lectures at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records, and the Virtual Genealogical Research Institute, as well as at national and regional genealogy conferences. Angela served as the administrator of the ProGen Study Program for six years and is now on the board of directors.  She is a past president of the National Capital Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and a contributing author the APG Quarterly.
Bethany Waterbury, owner of Next of Kin Research, is a full-time professional genealogist with over twelve years of genealogical research experience. She specializes in the use of DNA testing, along with 20th and 21st century research techniques, to resolve complex kinship problems, especially for adoptees and others of unknown parentage. She also identifies missing or unknown heirs for probate cases across the country. Ms. Waterbury is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, and the National Genealogical Society where she was recently appointed to the NGS Committee on Genetic Genealogy.
Eric Stroschein is a professional genealogist located in Mount Vernon, Washington. He owns, with his wife Karen, Generations Detective a genealogical research firm. Eric serves on the board of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and is Chairperson of the Advocacy Committee for the APG. He also serves as a representative on the Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC) for the Federation of Genealogical Societies. Eric is past President of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Eric is in his second term as a board member of the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History as well as a course coordinator for the 2016 British Institute. He has also been instrumental in bringing high quality genealogical education to the Pacific Northwest. Eric conceived the idea and helped plan the Northwest Genealogy Conference for two years