At its semi-annual meeting held on 9 October 2022, the Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® (BCG) elected officers for the coming year. They are:
• President: Faye Jenkins Stallings, CG®, of Texas
• Vice President: David S. Ouimette, CG®, CGL℠ of Utah
• Secretary: Gary Ball-Kilbourne, PhD, CG®, of North Dakota
• Treasurer: Darcie Hind Posz, CG®, of Washington, D.C.
• Member at Large: Scott Wilds, CG®, of Pennsylvania
BCG also welcomes three returning and two new trustees.
LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG®, CGL℠, FASG, of Washington, D.C.
Scott Wilds, CG®, of Pennsylvania
David S. Ouimette, CG®, CGL℠ of Utah
Newly Elected Trustees are:
Barbara Vines Little, CG®, FNGS, FUGA, FVGS, of Virginia was certified in May 2000. She has lectured and published extensively over the past thirty-plus years, specializing in Virginia, West Virginia, and methodology. The editor of the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy since 1996, Barbara also edits NGS’s Research in the States series. Her work has appeared in The Register (NEHGS), NGSQ, NGS Magazine, and OnBoard, as well as in book form. She has coordinated and taught in courses for the Virginia Institute of Genealogical Research (VIGR) from 1996–2004, IGHR from 2007–2012, and SLIG in 2017 and 2020. A member of the board of the Library of Virginia and a former board member of the Orange County Historical Society, she is also a former board member and president of both NGS and the Virginia Genealogical Society.
Rebecca Hockaday, CG®, of Idaho is a Research Manager for Ancestry ProGenealogists and specializes in Latin America and Southern Europe genealogy. Board-certified in 2019, she is a candidate for accreditation with ICAPGen. She served as mentor with ProGen Study Group 51 and GenProof Study Group 64 and is the current BCG Advertising Manager. Rebecca holds a BBA with a major in Marketing from Texas State University, earned a Diplôme D’Études en Langue Française from the Université Grenoble Alpes, and holds advanced certificates in Italian and Spanish. She has also studied Arabic in Yemen. Rebecca is from South Texas and has lived in Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Other continuing trustees for the coming year are Matthew Blaine Berry, CG®; Shannon Green, CG®; Angela Packer McGhie, CG®, FUGA; Mary Kircher Roddy, CG®; Richard G. Sayre, CG®, CGL℠, FUGA; Karen Stanbary, CG®; and Mary O’Brien Vidlak, CG®. Michael S. Ramage, JD, CG®, continues as General Counsel to the Board, and Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG®, CGL℠, continues as Executive Director. Our grateful thanks to retiring Trustees Laurel T. Baty, CG®, and Patricia Lee Hobbs, CG®.
All fifteen trustees are board-certified, and all serve without compensation. Five were elected this year by certified associates. The terms of office of the new trustees began at the end of the 9 October 2022 board meeting.
The words Certified Genealogist and its acronym, CG, are a registered certification mark, and the designations Certified Genealogical Lecturer and its acronym, CGL, are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation.