Category Archives: Accreditation

Free Archived Webinar Explains the Accreditation Process

If you are one of the many genealogists out there who has wondered what it takes to become an Accredited Genealogist® professional, you will want to check out this free webinar  hosted and archived by Legacy Family Tree back in December 2015.

“Thinking About Becoming An Accredited Genealogist?” features Kelly Summers, AG®, and Apryl Cox, AG—who lead the testing committee at the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. Kelly and Apryl explain the benefits of credentialing and steps involved in becoming accredited. Here is a link to the syllabus material.credentialsCredentials can unlock doors in any profession, and genealogy is no different. With an “AG” after your name you will be recognized by others as a competent researcher who understands the records, history, culture, paleography, and research strategies for a region or country.The accreditation process will have proven you are someone who can work independently to research, analyze, and report concisely on a particular research objective within given time restraints.

Whether your goal is to elevate your research skills to a professional level for your own satisfaction, or to pursue a variety of career options in the field of genealogy, the accreditation process is a worthwhile and rewarding pursuit.

If you have questions that are not answered in the webinar, feel free to contact us via email at, or our Facebook Messenger link. We would love to hear from you!

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Successful Renewals by Nine AG® Professionals

ICAPGen℠ requires each Accredited Genealogist® professional to renew his or her accreditation every five years. The purpose of renewal is to assure that each AG® professional is keeping current with available sources and research techniques in the area of accreditation under renewal, including familiarity with new electronic and digital resources. This renewal process also ensures that each Accredited Genealogist is sustaining the high ethical and professional standards associated with ICAPGen.

A successful renewal involves reporting on one’s genealogical activities over the five year period, and completion of a 3-5 page research report for the area of accreditation.

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We want to congratulate nine of our AG professionals for successfully renewing their credentials recently:

  • Apryl Cox – England
  • Duane G. Dalley – Denmark
  • Tricia A. Petrey – U.S. Mid-South
  • Suzanne Russo Adams – Italy
  • A. Boyd Nielsen – Denmark
  • RayDean Hill – England
  • Russell S. Lynch – U.S. Midwest
  • Stephen C. Young – Canada
  • Vicki Standing – U.S. Midwest