Why Standards Are for Everyone

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG
Nov 22, 2023
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About BCG
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Speaker's Introduction
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Genealogical Proof Standard
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Standards for Documenting
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Standards for Researching
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Preliminary Research Plan
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Standards for Writing
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Adherence to standards is imperative for anyone who endeavors to reach credible genealogical conclusions. The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) publishes the field’s only comprehensive set of criteria (standards) for evaluating genealogical work products. Significantly, application of the standards set forth in BCG’s publication is not limited to those who aspire to obtain the Certified Genealogist® credential—they are community-wide standards used in producing family histories, client reports, blogs, and other offerings.

About the speaker

About the speaker

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson was elected as a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) in 2016 and served as President from 2019-2022. She was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists in October 2021. She enjoyed a 3
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  1. HS
    Helen Simmons
    1 week ago

    LaBrenda always provides such wonderful information. Thank you!

  2. GK
    Georgie Kennedy
    2 weeks ago

    I’m taking the BU Course in Genealogical Research, and our present module is on writing! This webinar helped me simplify my next assignment. Thanks for the positive approach and encouragement.

  3. CL
    Clara Lawver
    2 weeks ago

    Now I need to put the 2021 2nd ed. Genealogy Standards on my Christmas wish list.

  4. DS
    Diana Slater
    2 weeks ago

    Excellent presentations filled with so much information. I plan to listen to it again.

  5. JT
    Jackie Thornton
    2 weeks ago

    This type of specific information is extremely helpful. A workshop related to this would also help.

  6. GO
    Geraldine Oliva
    2 weeks ago

    Excellent and precise!

  7. JS
    Janet Shahmiri
    2 weeks ago

    The class was very helpful on GPS. Very easy to understand.

  8. MW
    Melody Williams
    2 weeks ago

    Excellent presentation. Well organized and informative.


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