On The Road To Becoming A Certified Genealogist


On The Road To Becoming A Certified Genealogist

Understand the certification categories, certification process, keys to success, and the new pilot project to further simplify the certification process.

What You Will Learn

This presentation will review the certification process through the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG). BCG is a certifying body established in 1964 that evaluates an individual’s competence in applying the Genealogy Standards. It’s mission is to foster public confidence in the practice of genealogy as a discipline and does so by promoting standards and ethics among genealogist. The presentation will discuss the various steps in the application process and the keys to success.


Faye Jenkins Stallings is the President of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She formerly served as the President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Genealogical Society following the merger of NGS and FGS in 2020. She is a professional genealogist at Southern Hearts Genealogy and received her Certified Genealogist® credential in 2018. In her prior professional career, she was an Assistant Corporate Controller, General Auditor, and Chief Ethics Officer. She is a sixth-generation Kentuckian and loves spending time with her family—both the living and the dead.

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On The Road To Becoming A Certified Genealogist

24 Jun, 20247:00pm EDT1 hour


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