At the May 2012 board meeting BCG’s trustees voted to change the preliminary application fee to $75 as of January 1, 2013, and the final application fee to $300.

It is also BCG’s policy to not change requirements or pricing while a preliminary applicant is on the one-year “clock.” The requirements and final application fee in effect at the time a preliminary application is filed are the ones that apply.

If you are currently a preliminary applicant and need to extend for another year, contact the office and expect a fee of $75 for the extension. As noted, these fees help sustain BCG in its mission to uphold standards in genealogy. The Board’s credential is respected and sought after by clients. It is demanded by government contracts. It has value. Perhaps the most valuable is the self-satisfaction of knowing that your family history work is up to standards, giving it enduring value.

Best wishes for the New Year,

President, BCG