Board-certified genealogists (“associates”) know the records in their areas of expertise and demonstrate skill in using them. They are well grounded in the laws, customs, and terminology of the relevant time and place. They are able to research thoroughly, cite properly, analyze and correlate evidence efficiently, deal with conflicting evidence, and write a clear and convincing conclusion. These skills are enhanced by continued professional learning to keep up with new techniques and resources. Associates subscribe to a rigorous code of ethics backed by BCG’s mediation and arbitration services.

Associates’ specialties and services will be located in the directory (coming soon).


> BCG Why Hire A Certified Genealogist? (PDF)

> BCG Standards and the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS)

> Genealogist’s Code of Ethics

> BCG Mediation/Arbitration Services

> Find a BCG Associate (Coming soon)