Journeys to Certification

Join us for a casual conversation with two genealogists who hold Certified Genealogist® credentials, as they share their personal experiences preparing their portfolios for certification. Topics will include what they did to prepare for certification, how they knew they were ready, their plan for completing the various elements, and lessons they learned. 

Darcie Hind Posz and Sarah Clift — 10 January 2023

Certified Genealogists Darcie Hind Posz and Sarah Clift will share their personal journeys to certification. 10 January 2023  (8:00 – 9:00 pm EDT)

There is no cost for this event, but registration is required. BCGEdFundRegister2

Sarah Clift, CG®, is a genealogy researcher and educator. She earned the Certified Genealogist credential in 2022. In 2017, she started her business, Past and Present Family Research, that focuses on adoption and unknown parentage research. She started working as an online adjunct faculty member for the Family History and Genealogy Program at Brigham Young University–Idaho in 2018, where she taught and helped develop courses in genealogy research, genealogy writing, and genetic genealogy. In 2020, she co-founded a nonprofit organization, Olive Branch Connections, which provides free family history research services to members of the community, including women in homeless shelters. She has a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University. Sarah lives in Sacramento County, California, with her husband and four daughters.


Darcie Hind Posz, CG, has been a board-certified genealogist since 2013. In 2015, she was the recipient of the American Society of Genealogists Scholar Award. A genealogical writer, she has been published in The Genealogist, The American Genealogist, National Genealogical Society Quarterly, The California Nugget, MASSOG: A Genealogical Magazine for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Maryland Genealogical Society Journal, The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, Rhode Island Roots, Connecticut Ancestry, The Connecticut Nutmegger, the
North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, and she co-authored the chapter on lineage applications with Barbara J. Mathews, CG, FASG, in Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards. She has published two books, The Chicago Stones: A Genealogy of Acquisition, Influence & Scandal and
Recast: Vital Events Published in Variety in 1918 and 1919.

Darcie is a ProGen 12 alumnus, ProGen 23 coordinator, past President of the National Capital Area Chapter
of APG, a past APG Board of Director, and currently, a trustee for the Board for Certification of


The words Certified Genealogist and the designation CG are registered certification marks, and the designations CGL and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®.

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