Monthly Archives for August, 2012

Genealogy in Audio

Posted on: August 12th, 2012 by

Now you can absorb genealogy while you drive, work out, or do chores, through the magic of podcasting and Internet radio. Genealogy podcasts have been around since at least 2005, when George G. Morgan and Drew Smith started The Genealogy Guys podcast, the longest running regularly produced podcast in the world. The Genealogy Guys recently posted podcast number 239! [1. George G. Morgan and Drew Continue reading the story "Genealogy in Audio"

Genealogical Credentialing and Education

Posted on: August 8th, 2012 by

There are two credentialing bodies for genealogy, ICAPGen (International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists) and BCG (Board for Certification of Genealogists). ICAPGen awards the AG (accredited genealogist) credential, and BCG awards the CG (certified genealogist) credential. I don't have either credential, but am working on submitting a portfolio to BCG in hopes of being awarded the CG. The AG credential is examination-based (that Continue reading the story "Genealogical Credentialing and Education"

1940 Census Indexing–a Job Well Done

Posted on: August 1st, 2012 by
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FamilySearch Indexing Indexer Badge On July 30, FamilySearch announced that the 155,000 1940 census indexing volunteers have completed 99% of the project! No batches remain for download at FamilySearch Indexing! The remaining state indexes are expected to be published within three to four weeks after going through the post-indexing process. [1. GaleK, "Paying the Price," FamilySearch Blog, 30 July 2012 ( : Continue reading the story "1940 Census Indexing–a Job Well Done"