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Level 1 Practice Questionnaire (pages 26-27)

To download a pdf version of the “Guide to Applying for an Accredited Genealogist® Credential” click here.


Step 4 in the application process is to complete the Level 1 Questionnaire online. If the response to any item on the questionnaire is no, get more experience with that item before applying.
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  1. It is required that you review the video “Thinking about becoming an Accredited Genealogist?” Have you reviewed the video?
    _____ YES           _____NO
  2. It is required that all applicants review and apply the guidelines within the Guide to Applying for an AG® credential (the guide you are currently viewing). Have you adhered to the standards within the guide?
    _____ YES           _____NO
  3. List your chosen region? Unsure of how to answer, see “Testing Regions” (page 8) for regions currently available for testing.
    __________________
  4. An applicant must have a minimum of 1000 hours of combined genealogical research experience and genealogical education before submitting an application. (Someone with a CG® or an AG® in another region may reduce this requirement by half of the number of hours.) Do you have 1000 hours or more of this kind of experience?
    _____ YES           _____NO
  5. It is required of the 1000 hours of combined genealogical research experience and genealogical education that more than 500 hours of that should be research experience in the records of your chosen region. (Someone with a CG® or an AG® in another region may reduce this requirement by half of the number of hours.) Do you have 500 hours or more of this kind of experience?
    _____ YES         _____NO
  6. An applicant is expected to have at least 80 hours of experience researching in nationwide record types of their chosen region. (Someone with a CG® or an AG® in another region may reduce this requirement by half of the number of hours.) Do you have 80 hours of experience using nationwide record types from your chosen region?
    _____ YES          _____NO
  7. It is expected that a minimum of 80 hours be spent researching in the records of each state division for US regions or five (5) state-type divisions for international regions. (Someone with a CG® or an AG® in another region may reduce this requirement by half of the number of hours.) Do you 80 hours of this kind of research experience?
    _____ YES          _____NO
  8. It is required that you review the “Resources, Record Types and Strategies “ page for your chosen region of accreditation. Have you reviewed this page?
    _____ YES          _____NO
  9. It is expected that you have experience using a variety of record types from the “Important Record Types List” found on the “Resources, Record Types and Strategies “ page for your chosen region. Have you used a variety of record types from the list for your chosen region?
    _____ YES         _____NO
  10. Use of records must include at least 10 of the most relevant repositories—including both offline (e.g. archives, libraries, courthouses) and online repositories (e.g. FamilySearch.org). For example, 2 archives, 1 courthouse, 2 libraries, and 5 Internet sites would count as 10 repositories. Have you used the most relevant repositories for your chosen region? Were both offline and online repositories used?
    _____ YES         _____NO
  11. 100 hours or more reading and using old documents in the primary language of the region of interest are required. Have you met this requirement?

    _____ YES _____NO

  12. Questionnaire Code: Enter your questionnaire code into the field below.
    _____________________________
    (Tip: Have a copy of your responses emailed to yourself for a record of your questionnaire code.)

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