Calendar of Events

Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, August 21-24, 2013
     Exhibit booth with successful portfolios for viewing
     BCG luncheon with speaker David McDonald, CG, on 
             “No Diamonds, No Cherries: Celebrating a Jubilee.”
    Certification Seminar: “Why Certify” and “How to Certify”

  (Hear the recording by clicking on the above and below titles.)

Banquet to Celebrate 50 Years of Standards, Saturday, October 12, 2013, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, Utah. Public is welcome. Judy Russell, J.D., CG, CGL, aka The Legal Genealogist, will speak on “We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby” — Standards for the 21st Century
From no formal standards to the Genealogical Proof Standard, the field of genealogy has come a long way in establishing criteria by which excellence can be measured. And we face a long and perhaps even more daunting road ahead as we consider the 21st century challenges posed by technology, DNA and more.

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) course
“Credentialing: Accreditation, Certification, or Both?” January 13-17, 2014, Radisson Hotel, Salt Lake City. For a full schedule and registration information see the SLIG website.

RootsTech 2014, February 6-8, Salt Lake City, Utah.
     Exhibit booth with example portfolios.

National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, Richmond, Virginia, May 7-10. 2014
Skillbuilding Track of lectures each hour during the four days
     Thursday, May 8: Certification Seminar double session: 
                 ”Why and How to Certify” 
     Exhibit booth with successful portfolios for viewing
        (Associates, please contact Michael Hait, CG, to volunteer for the booth)
     BCG luncheon Thursday, 8 May 2014, with master of ceremonies, F. Warren Bittner, CG, and other special guests on ”You Can’t Know Where You’re Going ’til You Know Where You’ve Been.”

Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 9-13 June 2014
     Example portfolios will be available for examination.

Free Webinar provided by Legacy Family Tree and BCG, 9 July 2014, 2 PM Eastern
“Thinking about becoming a Board-certified genealogist?” Sign up for live webinar presentation at
     Recording will be available afterward.

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, La Roche College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 20-25 July 2014
     Example portfolios will be available to registrants for examination.

 If these dates and places are not convenient for your schedule, please see the certification seminar taped in August 2012.