Thursday, August 12, 2021

Course Spotlight: Becoming an Accredited Genealogist Professional: The Why, the What, the How

Are you considering earning the Accredited Genealogist (AG) credential? Have you ever wanted to be able to demonstrate your research proficiency in a specific region? Do you want a chance to practice for the ICAPGen tests? Explore and prepare for the AG credentialing process in the new course Becoming an Accredited Genealogist Professional: The Why, the What, the How at SLIG 2022.

Prepare for and Experience the ICAPGen Testing Process

This preparatory course will give students the opportunity to prepare to take the ICAPGen test necessary to earn the AG credential. Students will learn about each level of the test and be equipped with useful tips for succeeding. Learning assignments will provide experience at each level of the testing process and rubrics for evaluating your own and peer work will be utilized in the course. Finally, students will be able to participate in a four-hour Level 3 practice test at the Family History Library.

Feedback and Experience

In addition to feedback gained from testing, students will participate in peer review of homework assignments during the week. These daily check-ins will allow students to gain valuable insights from others seeking accreditation. Each of the instructors in the course is an experienced AG professional who will cover topics such as elements of the four-generation project (citations, research logs, and writing); creating a research reference guide; research planning; and extraction, transcription, and abstraction. The week will end with a personalized meeting with an AG mentor from a student's chosen or similar region.

The full schedule for this course, faculty bios, and course details can be found here.

Join us for SLIG 2022

Held January 9-14, 2022, in Salt Lake City, the 27th annual Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy promises the in-depth, advanced educational opportunities SLIG has become known for. SLIG offers high-intermediate to advanced education and includes courses on methodology, standards, regional or ethnic group research, recordsets, and research tools like DNA. Visit our website to view a full selection of available courses.

Learn more about SLIG 2022. Registration opens on August 14th, 2021, at 10:00 am MDT. Create a registration account today! If you have any questions, please reach out to the UGA registrar:

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