Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives

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Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives
Established 1968
Contact Info
Website www.agra.org.uk

Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives The Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA) was founded in 1968 to maintain and promote professional conduct in the field of genealogy and historical research. Members agree to abide by a Code of Practice and AGRA welcomes those who can attain the highest standards. There is also a complaints procedure to safeguard both members and clients.

Applicants for membership are well-qualified professional researchers who will usually have had two years full-time or the equivalent part-time experience in paid research. Alternatively, they may hold a relevant qualification in a related discipline. Associate membership was introduced in 1992 to provide guidance and support for those not yet ready for full membership.

An elected Council meets around five times a year to ensure the smooth running of AGRA and a quarterly Newsletter is circulated. There is also an online forum for members to communicate and exchange ideas.

Benefits

  • Recognition as qualified researchers with expertise and experience
  • New commissions and clients
  • Publicity
  • Discounts on genealogy goods and software, family history publications, and preferential rates for Find My Past
  • Access to birth, marriage, and death certificates
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Professional Development
  • Members Forum
  • Newsletter