Genealogical Credentialing and Education

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...


Catching up

Where have I been since March? Well, I taught two Genealogy 101 classes (with slightly different curricula), spoke at six genealogical society meetings, and co-chaired a conference attended by nearly 200 people. Whew! Now I’m a little more than halfway through an odyssey combining business and pleasure. It started...


Working with DAR Applicants

Last week, in my capacity as Education Chair for the Minnesota Genealogical Society, I had the opportunity to work with prospective members of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In partnership with the Minnesota State Society DAR, MGS offered a three-hour workshop to support women preparing DAR applications. Despite...