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The following organizations promote professional standards in genealogical research from an international perspective. Each provides information about becoming a professional genealogist. For more information, go to Professional Researchers, Volunteers & Other Research Services at www.cyndislist.com/profess.htm.

Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)

P.O. Box 14291
Washington, D.C. 20044
Web site: www.bcgcertification.org

See also BCG Certification Seminar in the FamilySearch Learning Center.

International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen)

P.O. Box 970204
Orem, UT 84097-0204
Telephone: toll-free 1-866-813-6729
Web site: www.icapgen.org

Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)

P.O. Box 350998
Westminster, CO 80035-0998
Telephone: 1-303-422-9371
Fax: 1-303-456-8825
Web site:www.apgen.org

If you are interested in becoming a professional genealogist, you will find helpful information in: 

  • Clifford, Karen. Becoming an accredited genealogist: plus a 100 tips to insure your success. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., c1998
  • Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2001.

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