Monday, November 2, 2015

BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, November 17

“Do You Have the Reflexes You Need to Become Certified?”

Like all professionals, good genealogists learn to take certain approaches and attitudes toward our work. For example, citing sources – and questioning them – are among the many skills and practices we slowly and painfully learn. But once learned, they become automatic. And then it’s easy to forget that reflexes even exist, and that not everyone has developed them. This talk attempts to describe some of these reflexes and help newcomers find their way.

Learn about these reflexes during the webinar presentation from The Board for Certification of Genealogists (“BCG”): “Do You Have the Reflexes You Need to Become Certified?” by Harold Henderson, CG. This webinar is free to the public and will take place at 8:00 PM EDT 17 November 2015. In this webinar, Harold will discuss several important reflexes genealogists need to cultivate for successful research using the standards set forth in the book Genealogy Standards, and will help audience members answer the question “Am I ready to try for certification?” His answer might surprise you.

Seating is limited for this webinar. Please register early, and sign in early, to avoid disappointment.

The BCG is an independent certifying body and author of the 2014 Genealogy Standards.

Harold Henderson, CG has been a professional writer since 1979, a professional genealogist since 2009, and a board-certified genealogist since June 2012. He lives and works in northwest Indiana and at, and serves as a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. He has published articles in American Ancestors Journal (annual supplement to the New England Historical and Genealogical Register), the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, and several state publications. At any given time he would probably rather be reading a grantor index.

President Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG says “The Board for Certification of Genealogists is proud to offer this new webinar as part of an ongoing series that supports our mission to provide education for family historians. This webinar will address questions regarding the genealogy standards for research. By promoting a uniform standard of competence and ethics the BCG endeavors to foster public confidence in genealogy.”

There is no charge, but space is limited. Please register for Harold Henderson, CG, “Do You Have the Reflexes You Need to Become Certified?” before 17 November 2015 at:

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