The Board for Certification of Genealogists joins the entire genealogical community in mourning the passing of Debbie Parker Wayne, CG®, who served as a Trustee and member of the BCG Executive Committee from 2018–2020, and as a trustee of the BCG Education Fund.

An early adopter of genetic genealogy, Debbie developed the online autosomal DNA course offered by the National Genealogical Society. Among her many other contributions to the field, Debbie edited and contributed to the award-wining book titled Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies, and co-authored (with Blaine Bettinger) the widely used Genetic Genealogy in Practice.

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.