Associates in Action

Associates in Action highlights BCG associates’ news, activities, and accomplishments. Contact Alice Hoyt Veen to include your news in an upcoming post.

Awards & Achievements

Charles Mason, CG. The National Genealogical Society (NGS) President’s Citation, given in recognition of outstanding, continuing, or unusual contributions to the field of genealogy or the society, is this year awarded to Charles “Chuck” S. Mason Jr., CG, of Springfield, Virginia. He has given generously of his time and talents to benefit the genealogical community by acting as Chairperson for the NGS Awards and Benefits for the last five years.

The Board for Certification of Genealogists congratulates the following associates on their successful credential renewals:

Laurel Baty, CG, Columbia, Maryland; initial certification 13 June 2012. laurelbaty@comcast.net

F. Warren Bittner, CG, Centerville, Utah; initial certification 27 January 2011. bittnerfw@gmail.com

Jeffrey L. Haines, CG, Raleigh, North Carolina; initial certification 1 August 1996. hainesresearch@gmail.comhttp://www.hainesresearch.com

Raymond C. Niro, CG, Wellesley, Massachusetts; initial certification 14 January 2011. RayNiro@gmail.com

Michael S. Ramage, JD, CG, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania; initial certification 10 June 2002. mramage@ForensicGenealogist.Prohttp://www.ForensicGenealogist.Pro

Publications

Harold Henderson, CG, ” ‘A continual claim and struggle’: DeGrove Gleanings from the Appellate Court,” The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 148 (January 2017): 61-64.

Coming Soon from OnBoard, May 2017

OnBoard: Newsletter of the Board for Certification of Genealogists is scheduled to publish in May 2017. We’re pleased to offer a preview of some of its content.

OnBoard May 2017 masthead

“A Look at BCG’s Evaluation System”

Have you wondered about BCG’s process for judging portfolios? Alison Hare, CG, satisfies our curiosity and takes us behind the scenes with a tour of how BCG’s evaluation system works. She provides a perspective on its fifty-year history and development.

“Genealogy Standards Prevent Bias and Presentism”

Drawing from Genealogy Standards,[1] Darcie Hind Posz, CG, explains how our field’s standards and methods are not ethnocentric. They apply equally to all cultures and demographics. Darcie gives examples of recent, non-traditional, published studies that solve kinship problems. Through adherence to standards, genealogists can provide unbiased perspectives on and learn from difficult and controversial periods in history.

OnBoard publishes three issues per year. A subscription is included in annual associate fees and is provided to applicants “on the clock.” Subscriptions are also available to the general public for $15.00 per year (currently) through the BCG website, here <http://www.bcgcertification.org/catalog/bcgitems.html>. Issues back to 1995 can also be ordered online, here <http://www.bcgcertification.org/catalog/backordlst.html>.

[1] Board for Certification of Genealogists, Genealogy Standards (Nashville, Tenn.: Ancestry, 2014).

The words Certified Genealogist are a registered certification mark, and the designations CG, CGL and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation.

BCG Offers Free Webinar: “MAXY DNA: Correlating mt-at-X-Y DNA with the GPS” by Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL

BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, 16 May, 8:00 p.m. Eastern “MAXY DNA: Correlating mt-at-X-Y DNA with the GPS” by Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL

MAXY DNA includes mitochondrial DNA (M), autosomal DNA (A), X-DNA (X), and Y-DNA (Y). Case studies demonstrate analysis principles and techniques that work. Learn to correlate DNA test results with documentary research as part of the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS).

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) will present “MAXY DNA: Correlating mt-at-X-Y DNA with the GPS” by Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL, free to the public at 8:00 p.m. EDT, 16 May 2017.

Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL, is experienced using DNA analysis and traditional techniques for genealogical research. Debbie is the co-author with Blaine T. Bettinger of the award-winning DNA workbook, Genetic Genealogy in Practice, published by the National Genealogical Society (NGS). She is the author of the online, self-paced course Continuing Genealogical Studies: Autosomal DNA, offered by NGS. She is the DNA Project Chair for the Texas State Genealogical Society. Her publications include a column on using DNA analysis for genealogical research in NGS Magazine. She coordinates and presents workshops, seminars, and comprehensive, interactive genetic genealogy courses at genealogy institutes. See http://debbiewayne.com for more information and for archived versions of many of her articles.

President Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG says, “The Board for Certification of Genealogists is proud to offer this new webinar as part of an ongoing series that supports our mission to provide education for family historians. This webinar will address questions regarding the genealogy standards for research. By promoting a uniform standard of competence and ethics BCG endeavors to foster public confidence in genealogy.”

Register for “MAXY DNA: Correlating mt-at-X-Y DNA with the GPS” by Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL before 16 May 2017 at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3251742245982147585.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For more information contact: office@BCGcertification.org.

View BCG’s past Legacy webinars at http://familytreewebinars.com/bcg  and http://bcgcertification.org/blog/bcg-webinars. For more information on educational opportunities, please visit: http://www.BCGcertification.org/certification/educ.html.

The words Certified Genealogist are a registered certification mark, and the designations CG, CGL and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation.

Cari A. Taplin, CG