Listed below are a variety of tools found on our website to help make the journey to ICAPGen Accreditation more successful. You may take advantage of all or some of these options to help prepare for the accreditation process and for continued success as a professional genealogist.
Accreditation Prep Course – This free course will help you prepare your four-generation project.
ICAPGen Mentoring Online Classes Although the application process has changed since these videos were developed they still have valuable material that can improve your skills. The current application process is outlined in this PDF. Please note: The mentoring videos require the plug-in Microsoft Silverlight. This plug-in may not work if you are using the browser Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. It is recommended you use Mozilla Firefox or Safari.
- Mentoring Class: Working with Documents
- Mentoring Class: Citing Sources The use of hyperlinked sources in the research report is no longer required because the links get broken when files are uploaded to Dropbox. Instead use document numbers to cross-reference sources on the report, research calendar/log and the family group records.
- Mentoring Class: History, Geography, and Timelines
- Mentoring Class: Evidence Analysis, Part 1
- Mentoring Class: Evidence Analysis, Part 2
- Mentoring Class: Writing a Quality Research Report
- Mentoring Class: Pedigree Analysis
Incorporating Evidence Analysis in a Research Report – Especially necessary when building a case that uses multiple pieces of indirect evidence to prove a relationship
Paleography Classes — Links to online classes and sample documents in various languages which you may use to improve your language skills.
“Resources, Record Types, and Strategies” where the “Important Record Types Lists” are discussed that you should be familiar with before applying for accreditation.
Samples: Links to examples of family group records, pedigrees, research calendars, and reports of the Level 1 Four-generation project.