01 May 2009

Board for Certification of Genealogists Is Making Movies

The Board for Certification of Genealogists has a real treat for those who are pursuing certification. A Certification Seminar Video has been put online at their website free for you to watch from the comfort of your home. The stars of the show are Dr. Thomas W. Jones, CG, CGL, FASG and Elissa Scalise Powell, CG.

Recorded before a live audience in Salt Lake City in November 2008, the video seminar follows the same format as the certification seminars BCG presents at the annual conferences of the National Genealogical Society and the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

The 2 hour seminar covers all the essentials about BCG certification.
Preparatory Information - There are four clips in the section that run about 5 minutes each: Introduction, What is certification and why should I obtain it, Certification categories and Certified Genealogist preliminary application process.
Parts of the Portfolio - Six clips that are about 10 minutes each explaining each of the 7 requirements you must complete for your portfolio.
The Process - Four clips (two are about 5 minutes and the other two about 12 minutes) These clips cover extensions, packaging and mailing details, the judging process and a Q & A session with the audience.
Bravo to BCG for this extremely important and innovative way to assist genealogists who are working towards certification. Talk about public outreach!!!

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I saw this, and thought it was a wonderful thing to do, the board did a smart thing with this I think! Thanks for telling everyone about it.