Category Archives: Application process

Join Us at the ICAPGen℠ Networking Luncheon

luncheonlogo1We invite all members of ICAPGen­ to its second annual networking luncheon. This event provides an opportunity for those interested in earning the Accredited Genealogist® credential to talk and eat with AG®professionals and get more insight as to the application and testing process, as well as learn more of the practical benefits of credentialing.

We hope to have many Accredited Genealogist professionals in attendance to help interested candidates learn more about becoming part of our group. This was a popular event last year, and we encourage early registration to ensure your seat at our table.

Lunch will be held on Friday, July 29 the concluding day of the BYU Conference on Family History, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the BYU Conference Center Patio. (You do not have to be a conference participant to attend the luncheon, however.) The menu will include an Islander Buffet: Kalua Pork, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Sticky Rice, Stir Fry Vegetables, House Garden Salad, Macaroni Salad, and Hawaiian Rolls with Sweet Cream Butter, followed by BYU Creamery Ice Cream as dessert. Cost for the event is $20.  Tickets may be purchased at: familyhistory.ce.byu.edu, and the last day to sign up is July 26th.

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 information@icapgen.org, or our Facebook Messenger link. We would love to hear from you!

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