The following is an announcement from the Board for Certification of Genealogists:
The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) is proud to announce sponsorship of a Skillbuilding track at the NGS conference to be held in Chicago in June 2006.
Genealogists often find themselves doing the same research steps over and over with the same results. It's just the nature of the game. There comes a time when a decision is made to develop the research skills for maximum success, and that's what the Skillbuilding track offers.
The speakers include Sheila Benedict, Ann Fleming, Kay Freilich, Ruth Ann Hager, Sandra Hewlett, Tom Jones, John Konvalinka, Connie Lenzen, Barbara Little, Elizabeth Shown Mills, Pam Porter, Patty Shawker, and Paula Stuart-Warren. The topics include oral history, problem solving, law libraries, reliability of sources, land research, military records, analysis of research, and more.
These lectures are a "must-attend" for everyone interested in quality genealogical work.
BCG's sponsorship of the Skillbuilding track points out their commitment to providing educational opportunities to genealogists.
BCG also is sponsoring a Certification Workshop on Thursday, 8 June, Tom Jones, Connie Lenzen, and Elissa Scalise Powell will explain the nature and purpose of certification, the application process, and how to prepare for certification.
Since 1964, the Board for Certification of Genealogists has developed and taught uniform standards of competence and ethics that have become generally accepted throughout the field. Its publication, The BCG Genealogical Standards Manual, sets forth the currently accepted standards for all areas of genealogical research. For information about BCG, go to their website, www.bcgcertification.org.
For further information about the NGS conference, go to the NGS website, www.ngsgenealogy.org.