BCG Gives Christine Rose Emeritus Status

The following announcement was written by the folks at the Board for Certification of Genealogists:

The Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) met in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on 4 May 2016.

christine_roseThe BCG Trustees honored Christine Rose, cg, cgl, fasg, with Emeritus Status for her service to BCG and her distinguished, fifty-year genealogical career. She became an associate of BCG in 1981, earned the Certified Genealogical Lecturer credential in 1991, and served as a Trustee from 2007 to 2012.

A prolific author, she received the Donald Lines Jacobus for her two Rose family books. Her numerous publications include several volumes on nearly every genealogist’s bookshelf such as Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures (2004), Military Bounty Land 1776–1855 (2011), and Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case (2014). From 1987 through 2014 Ms. Rose wrote the “Family Associations” column for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Forum.

Christine is a well-known and respected speaker; from 1979 through 2014 she lectured at the national conferences of the FGS and of the National Genealogical Society (NGS). During the 1990s she was an instructor at the National Institute of Genealogical Research (now the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records a.k.a. Gen-Fed) and from 1992 through 2014 at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.

A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) for over thirty-five years, Christine served as the APG vice president from 1996 to 1997. She received the APG’s Professional Achievement Award in 2010.

Ms. Rose was a member of the NGS’s Hall of Fame Committee for over 10 years and served as the chairman from 2010 to 2015.

“The Board is pleased to recognize our thirty-five-year associate, Christine Rose, by granting her Emeritus status” said President Jeanne Larzalere Bloom. “The Board is grateful for her many contributions to the field of genealogy and for promoting genealogy standards during her distinguished career.”

Since the Trustees meeting in May 2015, BCG welcomed twelve new associates: Amanda Gonzalez (Middletown, DE), Barbara J. Ball (Tucson, AZ), Michael J. Leclerc (Boston, MA), Judith A. Herbert (Bath, ME), Lori Cook-Folger (Hot Springs, NC), LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD (Washington, D.C.), Fuller C. Jones (Merritt Island, FL), Cheryl Storton (Arroyo Grande, CA), Nancy Niles Wehner (Fremont, CA), Angela Packer McGhie (Laurel, MD), Mary O’Brien Vidlak (Williamsburg, VA), and Karen Stanbary (Chicago, IL).

BCG will make arrangements for a “meet and greet” event, organized by David McDonald, at the FGS national conference 31 August to 3 September 2016 in Springfield, Illinois.

For questions or more information, please visit or contact Nicki Birch, cg, at

The words Certified Genealogist are a registered certification mark, and the designations CG, CGL and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation, and the board name is registered in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

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