Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL, is stepping down after four years of volunteer service with the BCG Education Fund. While serving as a trustee Debbie organized an online repository for the Fund so all trustees have immediate access to the same set of documents and helped create checklists and timelines to guide future trustees.
Debbie specializes in genetic genealogy. She writes a column on using DNA analysis for genealogical research for NGS Magazine, and she developed an online course, Continuing Genealogical Studies: Autosomal DNA, for the National Genealogical Society. Debbie saw the need for more in-depth genetic training for genealogists and developed the first week-long course to be offered in the U.S. at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). She also coordinated courses at the Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and teaches DNA and traditional research topics at national and regional conferences and the Forensic Genealogy Institute.
The BCG Education Fund Board of Trustees welcomes new trustee Alice Hoyt Veen, CG,of Bouton, Iowa. Alice is a sixth-generation Iowan and life-long genealogist who became Board-certified in 2014. She specializes in Midwestern and territorial records with an emphasis on military history and Midwestern connections to American colonial roots.
Alice’s special interest in genealogical education makes her a natural fit for a BCG Education Fund trustee. She has taught classes on Iowa and territorial records, traditional records, and research methodology. She serves on the education committee of the Iowa Genealogical Society and writes a column for the society’s newsletter. Alice believes genealogists at every level benefit from excellence in education and looks forward to working towards that goal.
All the best to both as they pursue new challenges.
The words Certified Genealogist are a registered certification mark, and the designations CG, CGL, and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation.