The following announcement was written by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG):
The Board for Certification of Genealogists is proud to announce additions to its website.
“Who Was Aunt Mary? A Brief Case Study in Identification and Kinship ‘Correction;” by Carmen J. Finley, PhD, CG, demonstrates how to build a case with strong evidence and a reliable conclusion even when the relationship is not correctly given. “Aunt Mary’s” two letters gave tantalizing clues to her identity, but nothing in the extensive family genealogy revealed who she was.
Find this article at http://www.bcgcertification.org/skillbuilders/worksamples.html.
The BCG Application Guide spells out what should be in an application for certification. The seven items give applicants the opportunity to show their mastery of the quality guidelines described in The BCG Genealogical Standards Manual. You can now see an example of an application. Kathy Brady-Blake, CG, has given permission to post her application online. It can be found at
A “Ten Tips for Success” is online and is also found at http://www.bcgcertification.org/certification/index.html.
Since its founding in 1964, the Board for Certification of Genealogists has promulgated--in research, lectures, and publications--attainable, 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.