New research-category applications are evaluated using standards-based rubrics that address all aspects of the work, including documentation, research, writing, and adherence to the Genealogical Proof Standard.

Study of these rubrics will supply insight into the criteria BCG’s judges consider during evaluations. Applicants may also use the rubrics to assess their own work.

For the rubrics used to evaluate new research-category applications, updated as of January 2018, click here.

Renewal portfolios are also evaluated using rubrics, although these are broadly framed in order to accommodate the wide range of work samples that renewal applicants may submit.

For the rubrics used to evaluate renewal portfolios, click here.

For details of the standards on which both the new application and renewal rubrics are based, see Genealogy Standards.