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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.

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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

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 Kathryn Grant Mar 24, 2014.


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

Started by Michael Carson Apr 14, 2013.

Transcription and translation

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

Started by Maureen Bleau Lake Feb 10, 2013.

Client Report - Sources 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

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

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Comment by David K Braithwaite on May 28, 2010 at 11:14am
will there be two separate test days, one for each area your testing for?
Comment by Kelly Summers, AG on May 28, 2010 at 10:33am
Those who want to accredit in more than one area will find that the hours will overlap for some of the experience tables. For example: hours in classes, study of books and volunteer work in the genealogical community can be used again.
Comment by David K Braithwaite on May 28, 2010 at 10:08am
If we want to certify in two areas, do we need a separte 1000 hrs or will some of our hours be useful for both? E.G. England and wWales
Comment by Kelly Summers, AG on May 28, 2010 at 9:30am
If you have already registered at the ICAPGen website, you do not need to register again. I just wanted to make sure that everybody has heard that registration is necessary to receive up to date information about ICAPGen and its programs.
Comment by lindsey bayless on May 28, 2010 at 9:16am
Do we need to re-register if we are already registered? I haven't seen anything indicating whether it needs to be redone- maybe I missed it. I am enjoying the information and discussions and would feel bad if I miss out. Thanks for all you are doing.
Comment by Kelly Summers, AG on May 28, 2010 at 7:26am
I encourage all of you to register at our new website:
Only those that are registered will continue to receive Mentoring emails and updates. The "Forum" area is a great place to find others researching in your same area. You may wish to trade some research projects in order to gain experience in all the states in your US region or International area.
Comment by Kelly Summers, AG on May 4, 2010 at 9:44pm
I just sent it to Tristan to put on the website. Maybe it will be there tomorrow.
Comment by Peg A Ivanyo on May 4, 2010 at 9:01pm
Probably a question that has been asked before; if so, I'm sorry. Where do we find the international version of the experience pages? I can only find the link for US/Canada form.
Comment by Christine Baird on May 3, 2010 at 9:16am
Thank you for the information.
Comment by Kelly Summers, AG on May 3, 2010 at 7:31am
Washington D.C. is part of the Mid-Atlantic area. We are trying to be consistent with the areas including a list of states. Because Washington D.C. is not a state you do not need to create an experience table for Washington D.C. in the Mid-Atlantic area.

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