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

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) Trustees has honored Ronald Ames Hill, PhD, CG, and Linda Woodward Geiger, CG, CGL, with Certified Genealogist Emeritus status. BCG offers Emeritus status to board-certified genealogists who have had long and distinguished careers with BCG, and who are now retired from the genealogical profession.

Karen Stanbary, CG, has received the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ) Award for Excellence, 2016, for her article, “Rafael Arriaga, A Mexican Father in Michigan: Autosomal DNA Helps Identify Paternity,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 104 (June 2016), 85–98.

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

Donn Devine, CG, Wilmington, Delaware; initial certification 21 April 1987. donndevine@aol.com

Nancy C. Levin, CG, Natick, Massachusetts; initial certification 1 January 1997. NCLevin1@gmail.com

Daniela Moneta, CG, Phoenix, Arizona; initial certification 20 Februry 2007. Daniela@GenealogyOne-on-One.com; dmoneta@cox.nethttp://www.GenealogyOne-on-One.com

Career News

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) has announced the retirement of editor Karen Mauer Jones, CG, and the selection of Laura Murphy DeGrazia, CG, as editor of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (The Record).

Publications

Darcie Hind Posz, CG, The Chicago Stones: A Genealogy of Acquisition, Influence & Scandal (Privately Published: Darcie Hind Posz, 2017). http://darcieposz.weebly.com. The book is available for purchase through Lulu Marketplace: http://www.lulu.com/shop/darcie-hind-posz/the-chicago-stones/paperback/product-23235817.html

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has a new publication, “Pennsylvania Genealogy,” published by The In-Depth Genealogist. This four-page guide has tips for Pennsylvania research, history and migration routes, a bibliography of guide books, and over fifty useful Pennsylvania website links. It is available for digital download or as part of the printed laminated series “In-Brief with IDG.” Website: http://theindepthgenealogist.com/shop-idg/idg-products

BCG TRUSTEE NEWS

BCG TRUSTEE NEWS

The Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) met in Raleigh, North Carolina on 10 May 2017.

The BCG Trustees honored Ronald Ames Hill, PhD, CG, and Linda Woodward Geiger, CG, CGL, with Certified Genealogist Emeritus status. BCG offers Emeritus status to board-certified genealogists who have had long and distinguished careers with BCG, and who are now retired from the genealogical profession.

Ronald Ames Hill, first certified in 1997, served as a BCG trustee from 2001 to 2003. During the past twenty years he has consistently contributed to BCG and to the genealogical community through service to societies, research, lecturing, and publishing. Hill’s work, which earned him election as a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists in 2005, includes award-winning scholarly publications focused on English research and ground-breaking use of chancery court records.

Linda Woodward Geiger, first certified in 1994, served as BCG treasurer from 2003 to 2006 and OnBoard editor in 2001–2002. She has held the Certified Genealogical Lecturer credential since 1998. Geiger has been active in the genealogical community as a researcher, educator, author, and volunteer, serving on the staff at Samford’s Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and lecturing at numerous national and regional conferences. Her many publications focus on Georgia and research methodology.

BCG Executive Director Nicki Peak Birch, CG, reported that in 2016 BCG received the greatest number of portfolios (eighty-nine) since 2006 and the most new applications for the CG credential (forty-two) since 2007. BCG also had the fewest number of lapsed associates in the last ten years.

For questions or more information, please visit http://www.BCGcertification.org  or contact Nicki Birch, CG, at office@BCGcertification.org.

Certified Genealogist is a trademark and CG, Certified Genealogical Lecturer, and CGL are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board-certified associates after periodic competency evaluations. The board name is a trademark registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Cari A. Taplin, CG

BCG News Release Coordinator