The Board for Certification of Genealogists will be participating in the National Genealogical Society’s 2023 Family History Conference being held in Richmond, Virginia, May 31-June 3.

Join BCG in the following areas:
• Visit BCG in the Expo Hall to view successful portfolios in person and visit with our associates.
• Attend the BCG Skillbuilding Certification Seminar on Friday at 11:00 a.m. This is an interactive forum on the certification process and how to begin. Click here for a copy of the seminar syllabus:
• The BCG Education Fund is sponsoring its “Putting Skills to Work” workshop as a pre-conference event. Robbie Johnson, CG®, and Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG®, will share two different case studies with the same goal in mind, but from two very different perspectives. This popular event is sold out.
• Attend the BCG-sponsored luncheon on Friday and hear Jan Joyce, DBA, CG®, CGL℠, speak on the topic, “Ignite Your Critical Thinking.” (Luncheon ticket required.)
• Attend one of the many in person Skillbuilding Courses sponsored by BCG on June 1–3. See the NGS program for specific times (

o T111 – The Power of Names in Tracing European Immigrant Origins by David Ouimette, CG®, CGL℠
o T121 – Narrative Genealogies, Lineages, and Pedigrees by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG®, CGL℠, FASG
o T141 – You’ve Looked at Pensions, Now What? More Federal Records Documenting Civil War Women by Nicole Gilkison Larue, CG®
o T151 – A Dozen Names for Alcina: An Identity Case Study by Margaret Fortier, CG®

o F201 – Mrs. Simmons’ Father: A Case Study of Indirect Evidence in Colonial Maryland by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG®, CGL℠
o F207 – Look Beyond the Obvious: The Secret to Successful Research by Barbara Vines Little, CG®, FNGS, FUGA, FVGS
o F211 – Incorporating DNA Evidence in a Kinship-Determination Project (KDP) by Angela Packer McGhie, CG®, FUGA
o F241 – A Charming Scoundrel and a Tragic Victim: Records and DNA Identify Myrtle’s Parents (1882-1964) by Karen Stanbary, CG®
o F251- Overcoming Record Destruction with Indirect Evidence, Including atDNA: A Case Study by Thomas Jones, PhD, CG®, FASG, FUGA, FNGS

o S301 – Which John Goleman Was Jacob’s Father? Solving a Southern Case of Identity and Kinship by Nancy Peters, CG®, CGL℠
o S311 – Within the Union Lines: Correlating Evidence to Locate Former Plantations by Amy Giroux, PhD, CG®, CGL℠
o S321 – Finding Thomas’s Father Through Records, Land Platting, and DNA by Pamela Eagleson, CG®
o S341 – Wanted! Seeking Unknown Parents by Dana Palmer, CG®, CGL℠
o S344 – Following an Evidence Trail Through Five Countries to Find Irish Ancestors: A Case Study by Thomas Jones, PhD, CG®, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
o S351 – Resolving Conflict: A Key to Sound Genealogical Conclusions by Jennifer Zinck, CG®

BCG President Faye Jenkins Stallings, CG® said, “Our purpose at BCG is to promote public confidence in genealogy by supporting uniform standards of competence,” said BCG President Faye Jenkins Stallings, CG®. “These events at the NGS conference help to achieve that purpose by providing educational opportunities to family historians of all levels of experience.”

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.