The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) congratulates three returning and two newly elected trustees for their election to terms beginning in October 2022.

The BCG board is composed of fifteen (15) trustees. All hold the Certified Genealogist® credential, and all serve without compensation. Every year five trustees are elected by BCG associates to serve a three-year term. As the result of the election conducted last month, three current trustees will return and two new trustees will join the BCG board. The terms of office of the re-elected or newly elected trustees will begin after the end of the annual board meeting on 9 October 2022.

BCG welcomes three returning and two newly elected trustees:

Returning trustees:
LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG®, CGL℠, FASG.
David Ouimette, CG®, CGL℠.
Scott Wilds, CG®.

Newly elected trustees:
Rebecca Hockaday, CG®, of Boise, 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.

Barbara Vines Little, CG®, FNGS, FUGA, FVGS, 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, she 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 VIGR (Virginia Institute of Genealogical Research) (1996–2004), IGHR (2007–2012), and SLIG (2017, 2020). A member of the board of the Library of Virginia and a former board member of the Orange County Historical Society, she is a former board member and president of both NGS and the Virginia Genealogical Society.

The five newly-elected trustees join ten trustees not up for election this year: Gary Ball-Kilbourne, Matthew Blaine Berry, Shannon Green, Mary Kircher Roddy, Angela Packer McGhie, Darcie Hind Posz, Richard G. Sayre, Faye Jenkins Stallings, Karen Stanbary, and Mary O’Brien Vidlak.

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.