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The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists, internationally recognized as ICAPGen, sets standards for the genealogical community through comprehensive written and oral examinations.

ICAPGen Networking Luncheon at BYU

We invite all members of ICAPGen to its second annual networking luncheon. This event provides an opportunity for those interested in becoming an Accredited Genealogist 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 achieving the AG® credential.

We hope to have many Accredited Genealogists 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. 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:

Please note: You do not have to be registered for the conference in order to attend the networking luncheon.

Announcing increase in Level 2 and Level 3 fees

Level 2 and Level 3 fees are increasing. Fee changes are effective 1 July 2016. The reduced fee for retakes will no longer be available. If a level is not passed,  the full testing fee is required to retest that level.  The new fee schedule is shown in the table at the bottom of the “Fees” page, to view the new fee rates click here.

Thinking about becoming an Accredited Genealogist?

To learn more, click here to watch a free webinar..

ICAPGen Announces New Requirements for Study Groups

To learn more click here.

News from our friends at the Association of Professional Genealogists

APG Announces Membership Discounts

Association of Professional Genealogists Welcomes APG eNews Editor, Melanie Frick, MLS

Book Available by ICAPGen!

Becoming an Excellent GenealogistICAPGen is very pleased to announce the publication of our latest book: Becoming an Excellent Genealogist: Essays on Professional Research Skills, edited by Kory L. Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA; Tristan L. Tolman, AG; and Linda K. Gulbrandsen, AG. Genealogical research has become one of the most popular pastimes in the United States. As the popularity of genealogical research continues to grow, so does the need for guidance that takes the researcher beyond basic, introductory instruction. This book provides higher levels of instruction to help you become a more excellent genealogist. It illustrates how to use sources and information better, develop more advanced research and analytical skills, and learn new methodologies. The book is softcover and 234 pages. Price is $24.95 plus shipping. Click here to order yours today!

To avoid shipping charges, order the eBook version through Amazon. Click here to order the eBook version for Kindle.


ICAPGen Introduces New Testing Areas

ICAPGen is excited to announce several new exams under development. ICAPGen is currently accepting Level 1 submissions for all of the following areas: Central America, Brazil, Caribbean, South America North, South America South, Portugal & Azores, and the Philippines. Those interested in taking the Latin American exams may make their submissions in English or Spanish.

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