Category Archives: Accreditation

Steve Rockwood to Headline at the BYU Family History Conference

Stephen-T.-Rockwood-ResizedNext week we hope you will join us at the BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, in Provo, Utah, which will feature a keynote address from Steve Rockwood, president and CEO of FamilySearch on Wednesday, July 27th at 8:30 am. Along with Rockwood, keynote addresses will be delivered by musician Paul Cardall and scholar Ann Madsen on Tuesday, and genealogist/author Paul Milner on Thursday.

Four days of classes are scheduled, including topics of:

  • Youth and Genealogy
  • LDS Family History Callings
  • FamilySearch Family Tree
  • DNA Research
  • Google Genealogy
  • ICAPGen
  • U.S. Research
  • Methodology
  • International Research
  • Scandinavian Research

For a link to the complete schedule click here.

We are especially excited about the special ICAPGenSM track Tuesday and Wednesday, where Accredited Genealogist® professionals will be on hand presenting classes on all phases of the accreditation process.

We will wind up the  week with our second annual ICAPGen networking luncheon on Friday, from noon to 1:30, where those who are interested in the accreditation process can talk and eat with AG® professionals to learn more about the application and testing process and ask questions. Be sure to add the luncheon to your registration.

Welcome to Nine New AG® Professionals


We want to welcome nine individuals who received their accreditation at the end of 2015.

  • Michael McCormick: Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Mauri Pratt: Gulf South Region
  • Monique Riley: Midwest Region
  • Virlene Hirshchi: Mountain West Region
  • Colleen Stutz: Midwest Region
  • Kathy Behling: Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Robert Call: Midwest Region
  • Catherine Sorensen: Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Anka Magee: Denmark

And five individuals have successfully renewed their accreditation in recent weeks:

  • Ellen Piehl  Midwest Region
  • Tim Bingaman:  Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Marissa Gardner:  Germany
  • Suzannah Beasley: New England Region
  • David Rencher: Ireland

Well done!