Kimberly Powell Writes About the Options for Becoming a Credentialed Genealogist

Kimberly Powell, at, is going after her certification as a genealogist with the BCG. In her column of January 4, she writes about the process, and options that are available. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in genealogical certification as a professional genealogist.

Following is a teaser:

I’ve submitted my preliminary application and am now officially “on the clock” for my certification Board for Certification of Genealogistsapplication with the Board for Certification of Genealogists – I have until December 2011 to get it completed and mailed in. But this is just one option for attaining credentials as an expert genealogist.

Read Kimberly’s column at

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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