We are excited to announce a new ICAPGen YouTube channel, along with our first video, “Benefits of Accreditation.”
This is a new initiative for us as we seek to provide insights into the accreditation process. There are many researchers who want to take their skills to the next level and pursue a credential, but aren’t sure how to go about it. We have created a series of videos that will answer their questions and hopefully inspire them to start down the road to accreditation.
Participants in ICAPGen Study Groups will also be able to use these videos as a basis for discussion and learning.
We’ve got a fantastic team of presentation specialists who are working hard to produce our videos, and we will be announcing each new production as it is posted to our YouTube channel. Please help us get the word out about this new resource for applicants by sharing the videos or blog posts to your social media accounts.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for updates on new videos, or check back here often.
Are you a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)?
If so, you’ll want to be sure to open up the July APG eNews that arrived in your email inbox. It features an interview with Diana Elder, AG®, on the benefits of accreditation, and promotes the presentation Diana, along with Julie Stoddard, AG, will give at the October APG Professional Management Conference. Their presentation, “Accreditation: A Pathway to Becoming a Better Researcher” should give our organization some great representation. The APG PMC will take place October 4-6 in Kansas City, Missouri.
If you are not already a member of APG, you might consider the benefits of joining. Their directory is widely used by individuals looking to hire researchers, their publications are excellent resources for professional researchers, and members are respected by the genealogy community. The annual Professional Management Conference features sessions specifically geared to the professional genealogist. APG is also a great way to network with other professionals.