The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) has set the standards for competence and ethics in the field of genealogy for professional researchers, writers and teachers since 1964. The credentials awarded by BCG assure others than these individuals produce quality research and writing. Certification serves as a “seal of confidence” for careful consumers seeking professional genealogical assistance.
BCG is an independent organization that is a certifying body, not a membership society, and a nationally and internationally recognized organization. To learn more about certification, visit BCG booth 418 in the Exhibit Hall at the FGS 2014 Conference. Here you will find information about certification and standards; those considering certification can review portfolios.
Tom Jones is the featured speaker at the BCG sponsored luncheon on Thursday, August 28, at 12:00 p.m. His topic is Genealogy Standards: Fine Wine in a New Bottle. If you have not signed up for a luncheon, there’s still time. Login to add luncheon, workshops or events that you had not previously selected.
If you would like to learn more during the conference, you may ask questions in F-308 BCG Certification Workshop on Friday at 9:45 a.m. There is no additional fee to attend this workshop; however, seating is limited.
The website http://www.bcgcertification.org contains skill-building articles, exercises, and a free download of The BCG Application Guide which describes the requirements for your portfolio notebook application.
Board-certified genealogists will take to the podium in large numbers during the conference. See the BCG blog “BCG at FGS” for a list of presentations by BCG associates.