Preparing for Certification.............Suggestions for advancement

The Boston University certificate of Genealogical Research program has been completed.  At the end of our course the instructors made some suggestions for furthering our education.  Friends and other genealogy acquaintances have also made suggestions.  I decided to put all the suggestions together to form one master lists.  Please let me know if you have any suggestions.  Here is what I came up with: 

NGS Home Study Course
Boston University Certificate Genealogical Research
University of Toronto, National Institute Gen. Studies
ProGen Study Group
Review BCG Application/Begin research prior to application
10-12 March 2016 San Antonio Texas
GRIP Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh
June 26-July 1 2016 and/or July 17-22
Pittsburgh, PA Info in November 2015
Registration opens 19 January 2016
International Society for British Genealogy and Family History
NIGR National Institute on Genealogical Research
July 2016
Registration and announcements December 2015
SLIG Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
Join APG
Subscribe to BCG OnBoard
Read Blogs such as Genealogy Education by Angela McGhie

APG Conferences
2016 22-24 Sept 2016 Fort Wayne, Indiana
FGS  Conferences
NGS Conferences
Get involved in your local genealogy society

Research, Writing, Compiling
Log at least 250 hours of research, writing, and compiling yearly - publish some writings and solicit feedback from peers.
Read and join discussion groups for major journals
  NGS,The American Genealogist, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Record, New England Historical and Genealogical Register

NGSQ Study Group

NGSQ Article Discussion Group

Second Life Genealogy Events – NGSQ Study Group


Sherri said…
Green Valley Genealogical Society has a NGS Discussion group. Also, you should join a writers group to hone your writing skills and submit articles to either your local genealogy society or to the societies in the county/state your ancestors lived (like the IL State Gen. Soc.).
Amy Urman said…
Great ideas, thank Sherri!
Barbara Salyer said…
I get tired just reading all of the other education available. I am just trying to organize what I have and writing up the family history. Barbara

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