Thursday, July 13, 2023

SLIG Spring Virtual 2024: BCG Certification: Understanding and Meeting Standards

Whether you are only pondering whether seeking certification by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) is for you, or whether you are actively making preparations to work on your certification portfolio, or whether you are already "on the clock," then you will want to take BCG Certification: Understanding and Meeting Standards.

BCG Certification: Understanding and Meeting Standards, coordinated by Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA, and Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG, centers around BCG's requirements for credentialing, the Genealogical Proof Standard, Genealogy Standards, and Rubrics for Evaluating New Applications for BCG Certification. The course will use class discussions, hands-on activities, and at-home practice to help you build foundational skills in transcribing records, planning efficient research, analyzing records, correlating information, reporting on research results, and writing about evidence.


  • This is an advanced methodology course targeted to individuals preparing for BCG certification, although genealogists seeking to improve advanced skills will also benefit from this course.
  • This course is not sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. The opinions expressed by the faculty are entirely their own.
  • The BCG Application Guide and Genealogy Standards represent the authority in all matters related to certification. Please refer to the Board for Certification of Genealogists website for more information about certification.
  • Consistent with BCG Application Guide instructions, any projects submitted by new applicants to BCG must be their own work. While this course emphasizes the skills tested by BCG, students will not work on their own portfolio projects in class.
BCG Certification: Understanding and Meeting Standards will meet online on Thursdays, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm MT, February 15 through March 28, 2024.

See the SLIG Spring Virtual 2024 Courses webpage for more information, including the reading list for this course and any updates.

SLIG Spring Virtual registration opens Saturday, July 22, at 2:00 pm MDT.

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