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Submission Requirements

The submission requirements for BCG certification are described in detail in The BCG Application Guide. The 2017 edition of the Guide is the most recent edition (see below).

Applicants must follow the edition of the Guide in effect at the time they file their preliminary application. If you file a preliminary application, check here to ensure you have the latest version. To begin the certification process, submit this form to the office along with the $75 preliminary application fee.

The Guide describes the work samples applicants must submit. It also includes instructions for presenting and mailing materials.

The Guide is intended for use with Genealogy Standards, 50th-anniversary edition (Nashville, Tennessee: Ancestry, 2014).


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