Certification

Beyond the “Failed” BCG Portfolio

An insufficient portfolio means failure only if the applicant quits. Darcie Hind Posz, CG, submitted three portfolios before becom [...]

2018-05-15T09:51:15-05:00June 15th, 2016|Certification|Comments Off on Beyond the “Failed” BCG Portfolio

Certified Genealogist®—What Does it Mean?

BCG has received official registration of “Certified Genealogist” as a certification mark with the United States Patent and Tradem [...]

2018-05-15T09:51:43-05:00February 4th, 2016|Certification|Comments Off on Certified Genealogist®—What Does it Mean?

What Does CGL Mean?

The BCG credential Certified Genealogical Lecturer (CGL) designates a Board-certified genealogist who has earned additional certif [...]

2018-05-15T09:52:15-05:00November 10th, 2014|Certification|Comments Off on What Does CGL Mean?

How One New Associate Prepared for Certification

"Take the process seriously. It’s harder than it looks and takes investment in ongoing genealogical learning, whether you possess [...]

2018-05-15T09:52:15-05:00October 21st, 2014|Certification|Comments Off on How One New Associate Prepared for Certification

ACTION: Mutual Support for Those Assembling Application Portfolios

Image courtesy of Microsoft Office BCG established a mutual support network for applicants, called ACTION. Here is how our Certi [...]

2018-05-15T09:52:16-05:00June 27th, 2014|Certification|Comments Off on ACTION: Mutual Support for Those Assembling Application Portfolios

Thoughts on Olympics and Certification

As president of BCG I run into a lot of people who question why they should become board-certified, and then during the process, h [...]

2018-05-15T09:52:17-05:00February 26th, 2014|Certification|Comments Off on Thoughts on Olympics and Certification

Early Bird Registration Ends October 31st for SLIG 2014 – Course 5 – Credentialing: Accreditation, Certification, or Both?

Last weekend in Salt Lake City we kicked-off celebrations of the 50th anniversaries of two credentials, those administered by the [...]

2018-05-15T09:52:17-05:00October 23rd, 2013|Certification|Comments Off on Early Bird Registration Ends October 31st for SLIG 2014 – Course 5 – Credentialing: Accreditation, Certification, or Both?

Certification: It’s Not All About Writing and Citing

Please welcome guest blogger Elizabeth Shown Mills, CGSM, CGLSM © 2013 by the National Genealogical Society, Inc. Used by permiss [...]

2018-05-15T09:52:19-05:00May 23rd, 2013|Certification|Comments Off on Certification: It’s Not All About Writing and Citing

Why Certify? Listen to What Rice, Fonkert, and Henderson Have to Say

Many people with decades of experience in genealogy waiver about applying for certification. The application process is daunting a [...]

2018-05-15T09:52:44-05:00April 30th, 2013|Certification|Comments Off on Why Certify? Listen to What Rice, Fonkert, and Henderson Have to Say

Exploring Reasons Why to Certify

New audio clips of associates giving candid remarks on their certification process are on the BCG website's "Why Certification?" p [...]

2018-05-15T09:52:45-05:00February 25th, 2013|Certification|Comments Off on Exploring Reasons Why to Certify

Why Become Certified? Reasons Vary

"Why become certified?" is a question every person who has learned about BCG has asked. To help answer this, several Board-certifi [...]

2018-05-15T09:52:46-05:00January 3rd, 2013|Certification|Comments Off on Why Become Certified? Reasons Vary