To complete their certificate program I took the following two classes:
- GEN1110/CEGN0110 Genealogy Writing and Publishing: During December 2015, I had the option of taking GEN1110 or GEN1111/CEGN0111 (Genealogy and Family History Writing). I opted for GEN1110. Since then that class is no longer available and was replaced with GEN1111. Since I did not take this class I cannot describe it, and it’s a moot point to describe the discontinued class. For a description GEN1111, please view the sections provided by SLCC.
- GEN1150/CEGN0150 Preparing for U.S. Credentials: In this class students worked on their U.S. credentials for either ICAPGen or the BCG. Since December 2015 this class was renamed “Preparing for Accredited Genealogist.” Now accreditation (from ICAPGen) is the main focus of this class (no matter which area of the world students specialize in). Those who want to become certified (from the BCG) will need to take GEN1151/CEGN0151 Preparing for Certified Genealogist.
Fortunately, I opted for accreditation, so I still know what this class entails. By the end of GEN1150 students should have: a finished research portfolio, connected four generations, cited all their sources (including transcriptions, abstracts, or extracts), written a research report, have at least four family group sheets, one pedigree chart, and images of my pertinent sources. Essentially, students should finish with everything they need to start the accreditation process from ICAPGen. (The only thing I still lacked by the end of GEN1150 was/is a few more hours of research in several of the Midwest states- I need to get on it a.s.a.p.!).
Now when I say you need four generations connected, students need to prove only one ancestral line (please view the following examples from ICAPGen: maternal lineage, paternal lineage, or mixed linage). You don’t have to complete your four generation fan charts. For more information, please view “Level 1: The Four-Generation Project” from ICAPGen.
The link above leads to SLCC's current program specifications as of February 2016.
The link above leads to SLCC's program specifications as of September 2015. This link still exists thanks to Archive.org's Wayback Machine.
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