[APG Public List] BCG news

Valerie Stern wolawol at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 11:51:13 MST 2010

Oh, and everyone else! I didn't see the others until after I had sent that
last. Some very good advice and reassuring. Of course I have been engaged
with helping out on a minor level with this and that organization, but
nothing to compare with the credentials given in the four recent CG
recipients! It made me worry. I do have confidence in my own skills and
experiences after 37 of family history research. I will now forge ahead with
my portfolio preparation!


On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 11:16 AM, Elissa Scalise Powell, CG <
Elissa at powellgenealogy.com> wrote:

> Nancy,
> Good advice from your tennis coach.
> What I find is that as you develop your research skills and move about in
> your genealogy circle you will be asked to help out with this organization
> or write that article and before long you are doing more and contributing
> more to genealogy while continuing to learn yourself. Then if you are like
> many genealogists, "no" is a hard word to say,  so you become very busy
> indeed. This busy-ness doesn't let you do personal projects such as a
> certification portfolio until you learn to carve out some space for it. This
> may occur many years after you are ready to be certified but now you have a
> nice resume to put in the portfolio. <g>
> Bottom line is that some people are over-ready when they apply because they
> have been kept busy by their activities. However the activities have
> contributed to their knowledge (if research-based), so involvement is good
> to achieve. The balance is the key.
> -- Elissa in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
> Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
> www.PowellGenealogy.com
> CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for
> Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants
> after periodic evaluations by the Board.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: On Behalf Of Nancy M. Lyons
> > Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 11:04 AM
> >
> > ...and he said don't focus on their game/skills, play your own
> > game that's the only way you can win.
> >
> >
> > Oh dear, this is so discouraging. Does one really have to be so
> accomplished
> > in order to earn one's CG? I was hoping to qualify but this makes me
> tremble
> > in my boots!
> >
> > Valerie
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