Calendar of Events

Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 12-14, 2015 (with RootsTech)

  • Exhibit booth with successful portfolios for viewing
  • BCG-sponsored luncheon, Friday, February 13: Featured speaker, J. Mark Lowe, CG, will present “What Did You DO When You Were A Kid? or Strategies for Gathering Family Stories.”
  • Certification Seminar, Friday, February 13, 1 pm to 3:30 pm: “Certification: Measuring Yourself Against Standards” presented by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL and Judy G. Russell, J.D., CG, CGL

National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, St. Charles, Missouri, May 13-16. 2015

  • Skillbuilding Track of lectures each hour during the four days
  • Certification Seminar double session:  ”Why and How to Certify”
  • Exhibit booth with successful portfolios for viewing
  • BCG luncheon Thursday, May 14

Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 7-12 June 2015
     Example portfolios will be available for examination.

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, La Roche College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 29 June – 3 July 2015

Example portfolios will be available for examination.

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, La Roche College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 19-24 July 2015

Example portfolios will be available for examination.

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

Other taped presentations:

BCG luncheon with speaker David McDonald, CG, taped at FGS 2012 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, on “No Diamonds, No Cherries: Celebrating a Jubilee.”

Banquet to Celebrate 50 Years of Standards, presentation taped Saturday, October 12, 2013, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, Utah. 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
Description:  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.

Webinar provided by Legacy Family Tree and BCG, presented by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, on 9 July 2014:
“Thinking about becoming a Board-certified genealogist?” Free recording available at http://www.familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=215.