Sunday, August 16, 2015

Upcoming Webinar Featuring Jean Wilcox Hibben: Certified or Certifiable?

Our next online webinar is set for August 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm PDT. We will be lucky to hear from Jean Wilcox Hibben on a topic that many of us have considered.

Certified or Certifiable? Why a Genealogist Would Go Through All that Trouble

It is no secret that becoming Board Certified is a great deal of work, and that, even after the time and expense, there is no guarantee that the applicant will attain that goal on the first (or even second) attempt. What are the benefits of becoming Board Certified? What does it mean to do genealogical work to a higher standard? How can your efforts reap rewards (personal and financial)? And other reasons for pursuing certification will be addressed. Also included: suggestions for how to prepare before "starting the clock," along with the most common errors people make when preparing their portfolios.

Jean Wilcox Hibben; PhD, MA, CG, is the Director of the Corona Family History Center and a Board Member of the Assoc. of Professional Genealogists (and Past-President of the So. Calif. Chapter). She served as lead researcher on the PBS television program Genealogy Roadshow in 2013. Jean is also on the boards of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (where she serves as Vice-President), the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (where she serves as Western Regional Representative), theCalifornia State Genealogical Alliance (where she serves as Parliamentarian), and the Corona Genealogical Society (where she serves as 1st Vice-President). She maintains her own website with information about her presentations, CDs, projects, etc.: A native of the Chicago suburbs and retired college professor, she is a Board Certified genealogist with a master’s degree in speech communication and doctorate in folklore. Jean is a national speaker known for her entertaining, as well as informative, presentations and is a frequent writer for various genealogy publications.

23 August 2015  5:00 p.m. PDT
Please join my meeting, Aug 23, 2015 at 8:00 PM EDT.

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We hope to "see" a large crowd at this meeting!

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