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Register for Webinar Wednesday - Thinking About Becoming a Board-certified Genealogist? by Elissa Scalise Powell

LogowhiteTesting yourself against genealogical standards is one of the many reasons to seek credentials. This webinar, presented by the President of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, Elissa Scalise Powell, will discuss who should go for credentials, what the testing procedure entails and how to prepare for it.

Join us for the live webinar Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 2pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.

Download the syllabus

In preparation for the webinar, download Elissa's 4 pages of supplemental syllabus materials here.


Or register for multiple webinars at once by clicking here.

Test Your Webinar Connection

To ensure that your webinar connection is ready to go, click here.

Can't make it to the live event?

No worries. Its recording will be available for free indefinitely. Webinar Subscribers have unlimited access to all webinar recordings for the duration of their membership.

About the presenter

Epowell-100Elissa Scalise Powell, Certified Genealogist, Certified Genealogical Lecturer, is a western Pennsylvania researcher and co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). She is the President of the Board for Certification of Genealogists; an instructor for the “Genealogy Profession” module of Boston University’s on campus and online Genealogical Research Certificate course; and coordinator of the “Professional Genealogy” course at the Samford University Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. She is a former director of the Association of Professional Genealogists and past president of two local genealogy societies. She is a co-editor of a cemetery book series and a regional and national speaker on methodology, Pennsylvania records, professional development, and society management.

Add it to your Google Calendar

With our Google Calendar button, you will never forget our upcoming webinars. Simply click the button to add it to your calendar. You can then optionally embed the webinar events (and even turn them on and off) into your own personal calendar. If you have already added the calendar, you do not have to do it again - the new webinar events will automatically appear.

Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific
  • 6pm GMT

Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at today. It's free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email both 1 day and 1 hour prior to the live webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer. Check at
  6. Check your GoToWebinar connection here.
  7. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  8. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.

We look forward to seeing you all there!


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