The Board for Certification of Genealogists is one of two genealogy certifying 0rganizations in the United States. Most professional genealogists as well as many advanced amateurs earn certifications as proof of their expertise. In short, those that add the letters CG, CLS, CGRS, CGL or CGI after their name have proven that they possess the knowledge and skills that exemplify the standards articulated in the BCG Genealogical Standards Manual. Now those standards are changing.
In short, the three categories of Certified Genealogical Records Specialist (CGRS), Certified Lineage Specialist (CLS) and Certified Genealogist (CG) are being combined into one: Certified Genealogist (CG).
I do not yet have all the details but an official announcement from the Board for Certification of Genealogists reportedly will be issued soon. Once available, I will publish it on this newsletter's web site and in the weekly e-mail version of the newsletter.