Wednesday, January 4, 2012

ICAPGEN Mentoring Classes

I received the following announcement from the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGEN). Please see my comments below the announcement.

January 3, 2011 - Salt Lake City, Utah

ICAPGen is pleased to announce that another series of mentoring classes will begin on January 20, 2012. These are free classes to help individuals prepare for ICAPGen accreditation. They are held at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. For our friends who are not able to come to Salt Lake City, these classes have been filmed and can be watched on our website:

For more information about the mentoring classes, click the link above.

Comments from Angela:
For those who will be in Salt Lake City these classes are free and would be helpful in learning about the accreditation program. For those who are not in Salt Lake City, these classes have been recorded and can be viewed online for free. Even if you are not interested in the ICAPGEN accreditation program many of the classes can be helpful in learning about genealogy research and methodology. I have watched several of the classes and found them to be helpful on topic such as evidence analysis and writing research reports. There is also a mentoring class syllabus available for purchase on the ICAPGEN website. This 51-page PDF file sells for $4.00 and contains details on the application process as well as handouts and homework assignments for each course. Here are links to a few of the general courses available online:

Mentoring Class: Research Binder
Mentoring Class: Working with Documents
Mentoring Class: Citing Sources
Mentoring Class: History, Geography, and Timelines
Mentoring Class: Evidence Analysis, Part 1
Mentoring Class: Evidence Analysis, Part 2
Mentoring Class: Writing a Quality Research Report
Mentoring Class: Pedigree Analysis

1 comment:

  1. I've watched quite a few of them and have found them to be very informative. Can't beat the price!