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ICAPGen Mentoring

The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists is a professional credentialing organization. The ICAPGen Mentoring Group provides mentoring opportunities to those who wish to become Accredited Genealogists.

Members: 143
Latest Activity: Aug 8, 2020

ICAPGen Mentoring Workshops

ICAPGen is offering monthly classes that are geared to help genealogists choose a research project, prepare an acceptable application, and prepare to take and pass the accreditation exam. Visit our website for more information:

Discussion Forum

Question on "English composition..." section of application form

Started by Kathryn Grant Mar 24, 2014. 0 Replies

On the first page of the application form, right under the accreditation region, there are three tables. The second table has this title:English composition, writing courses or experience with report…Continue


Started by Michael Carson Apr 14, 2013. 0 Replies

I recall from the ICAPGEN conference that there was some discussion about making the "Test" part of the accreditation process more accessible - perhaps even offering it on line.  I think the main…Continue

Transcription and translation

Started by Maureen Bleau Lake Feb 10, 2013. 0 Replies

I have a question I haven't found addressed. When working on the transcription portion of a submission, when there are many entries on a page, does one transcribe the entire page, or simply the…Continue

Client Report - Sources

Started by Michael Carson. Last reply by RayDean Hill Nov 21, 2012. 1 Reply

As I write the Client Report, I find that there are times that I am forced to used secondary sources when primary sources are not available; for example, using a death certificate to provide birth…Continue

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Comment by D G Laity on July 10, 2016 at 6:13am

Further to last, I could be wrong - it does seem to have recognised me and remembered my account here.

Has anyone else experienced something similar?

Oh well, at least I can get on with my project again. Thanks to anyone who read and was prepared to help. It is much appreciated.

Comment by D G Laity on July 10, 2016 at 6:11am

I have an awful feeling I've made a mess of things.

I had thought I signed up about this time last year, when I first started looking into the Level 1 ICAP Gen exam.

Trouble is, I was ill meanwhile and had to stop for a bit, and then this morning, when I went to sign in on the ICAP Gen page, it said my email doesn't exist and directed me to create a profile, which loaded to here. 

I definitely have been here before, I'm sure of it.

Could anybody please direct me to the appropriate place to get help?

Comment by Jake Fletcher on April 28, 2015 at 4:24pm

My name is Jake Fletcher, I have been pursuing genealogy for six years and it has become more than hobby, but rather a career direction. I find that just coming from school, my genealogy education has been mostly solitary. I am producing a lot of work right now that I would like to work towards my portfolio. I have met a lot of people who said my work is great, but I feel like I could really benefit from someone reviewing my work with more scrutiny so I can become better. Does anyone have any suggestions or are they interested in reading some genealogy work I have produced.

Thank you, your time is greatly appreciated,


Comment by Claire V. Brisson-Banks on September 6, 2013 at 9:55am

ICAPGen Conference will be held on November 8 & 9, 2013 at BYU Provo, UT at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. For additional information check out the ICAPGen website regularly. This conference is a joint conference with UGA and will be a great event!

Comment by Claire V. Brisson-Banks on September 19, 2012 at 9:00pm

2012 ICAPGen Conference: Becoming an Excellent Genealogist:

October 19-20, 2012
Ernest L. Wilkinson Center
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Comment by Claire V. Brisson-Banks on September 19, 2012 at 8:59pm

Michael, There is a "add a discussion" that you can click on to do just that.


Comment by Michael Carson on September 7, 2012 at 2:19pm

I am new to this group.  Don't see much by way of a guide how to get around the website and participate and ask questions, etc.  

How do I contribute questions to the Discussion Forum?  Thanks.

Comment by Kelly Summers, AG on November 18, 2011 at 8:44am

Application deadlines for 2012 have been posted on our website.

They are:

January 2012 Quarter - 10 Jan 2012

April 2012 Quarter - 3 Apr 2012

July 2012 Quarter - 3 Jul 2012

October 2012 Quarter - 2 Oct 2012

Applications for accreditation must be received by ICAPGen by the deadline above, in order to be considered to take the exam during that quarter. It is recommended but not required that the application be submitted the quarter prior to the one in which the applicant desires to take the exam. 

Comment by Kelly Summers, AG on June 2, 2011 at 5:11pm

We have some new Accredited Genealogist Professionals! I'd like to congratulate these individuals for all their hard work and perseverance. Some of these individuals completed the testing process months ago and a couple are very recent. 

Milan Tyler-Pohontsch - Germany

Ismael Orrantia - Mexico

A. Boyd Nielsen - Denmark

RayDean Hill - England

Peggy B. Chappell - England

Trish Tolley - US Mid-Atlantic 

Liv Anderson - Norway

Lauren C. Leifson - US Midwest

Suzannah M. Beasley - US New England

Comment by Tristan Yeaman Tolman on April 8, 2011 at 11:31am
ICAPGen has just released a mentoring class called The Written Exam and Oral Review. It's available for viewing at - click "Mentoring & Educational Resources."

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