Yesterday saw the successful completion of another full-day, preconference workshop sponsored by the BCG Education Fund. The Putting Skills to Work event focuses on sound genealogical methodology. Each day consists of six hours of genealogical workshops in which students have the opportunity to interact with teachers and each other, and to perform hands-on learning.

The National Genealogical Society’s conference blog covered the event. You can see photos by going to the blog at Thanks for the coverage, NGS!

The BCG Education Fund, founded in 2000 as an independent non-profit charitable trust, advances the educational aims of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® by funding learning programs consistent with standards promulgated by the Board and by providing incentives for study and scholarly research in accordance with the Board’s standards.

Current activities are the Helen F. M. Leary Distinguished Lecture Series presented semi-annually, Putting Skills To Work presented annually, and the annual competition for the Donald Mosher Memorial Award. The Education Fund is always considering avenues for extending its educational offerings, and suggestions are heartily welcomed.

The Education Fund relies upon the generosity of contributors to support its educational outreach to current and future genealogists. The programs exist only because of that on-going generosity. Contributions are tax-deductible, and may be mailed to:

BCG Education Fund
P. O. Box 14291
Washington, DC 20044