Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Board for Certification of Genealogists Welcomes Angela Packer McGhie to the BCG Education Fund

The BCG Education Fund announces that Stefani Evans, after many years of faithful service, has stepped down from serving as trustee. As much as Stefani will be missed, the BCG Education Fund is happy to have Angela Packer McGhie, CG, join its ranks. Angela is well known in the genealogical community for her commitment to promoting genealogical education.

Certified by the BCG in 2005, Stefani Evans joined the BCG Education Fund as Trustee in 2009. For the past two years she has served as the Education Fund conference liaison. During her seven years as an Education Fund Trustee, she was honored to work with Barbara Mathews, CG; Patricia O’Brien Shawker, CG; Kathy Gunter Sullivan, CG; and Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL; as well as the current trustees.

During her tenure with the Education Fund Stefani completed her Master’s degree in U.S. History in May 2011; was elected to the BCG board in October 2011 and currently serves as BCG vice president; and was a director of the National Genealogical Society (2011−2014) and conference chair for the NGS 2013 Family History Conference. In fall 2012 she was admitted to UNLV’s Doctoral program in the History of the North American West. She is now a Ph.D. candidate whose dissertation will rely on her genealogical skills in archival research and collecting oral histories to examine the history of Salt Lake City’s Olympic bids in the context of evolving local, national, and international conversations about race, class, spectacle, and the environment.

Angela Packer McGhie is a Certified Genealogist® who has focused her career in genealogical education. She is the coordinator for the Intermediate Genealogy course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, and the coordinator of the Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum course at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Angela lectures at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records, and the Virtual Institute of Genealogical, as well as at national and regional genealogy conferences.

Angela served as the administrator of the ProGen Study Program for six years and is now on the board of directors. She is a past president of the National Capital Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and a contributing author the APG Quarterly. Angela lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.

The words Certified Genealogist are a registered certification mark, and the designations CG, CGL and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation, and the board name is registered in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.