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From: "Elissa Scalise Powell, CG" <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Why do you attend genealogy institutes?
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:46:39 -0400
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There are so many educational opportunities out there! It appears that
Christy is doing a blog article on one certain type: a week-long topical
course you choose to attend each day with the same classmates and
The other ones you suggest are other types of things. Webinars are great
one-shot online learning opportunities which brings hour-long lectures to
the masses. FamilySearch has recorded many of these types of lectures and
other classes, not all of them the typical hour but many of them shorter.
The credentialing organizations, ICAPGen and BCG, may sponsor lectures at
national conferences (BCG's is called a Skillbuilding track) but neither
does a week-long institute. They did do a joint course at SLIG (Salt Lake
Institute of Genealogy) in which each organization explained their
The Boston University Professional Development Genealogical Research
Certificate program is a 14-week course taken either on the Boston
University campus or online. Either one is a full semester and begins in
September and January for the Fall and Spring semesters. More information is
at the link you provided.
For information about these and other educational opportunities, check out
the video recording of my APG (Association of Professional Genealogists)
Professional Management Conference (PMC) lecture under the publish tab at
www.APGen.org and also on FamilySearch.org's learning center. There is also
a handout with a grid of some of the opportunities and their attributes.
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
CG, Certified Genealogist, CGL, and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Debbe Hagner
> Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 7:15 PM
> What about webinars, Familysearch, ICAPGEN and BCG..
> Debbe Hagner
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 7:12 PM, Debbe Hagner
> > http://professional.bu.edu/programs/genealogy
> > I don't know if you got this one... I don't all the abbreviations all
> > those were listed....
> > Debbe Hagner
> >> On Oct 24, 2011, at 11:42 AM, "Christy Fillerup"
> >> > I'm putting together a blog article, "Why Genealogy Institutes?" I
> >> love to include quotes from students who have attended and recommend
> >> spending time and money attending a genealogy Institute. This would
> >> all institutes-IGHR, SLIG, GRIPP, and NIGR. Please feel free to respond
> >> list or off.