The following is an announcement from the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen):
The ICAPGen Annual Meeting and Professionals' Conference will be held November 12 and 13, 2004, on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Professional genealogists and those interested in the field will benefit from this event. Family researchers, looking for advanced classes, are also welcome.
Registration information can be downloaded from the ICAPGenSM web site: http://www.icapgen.org. Those who register before October 20th will receive a discount on the cost of the conference.
Experts will provide instruction on research methodology and on topics relating to professional genealogy. One series of classes will deal with the process of obtaining and maintaining the Accredited GenealogistCM credential. This event is co-sponsored by the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogist and the BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy.
The keynote speaker will be Raymond Wright, III, Ph.D., AG®, Director of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. A banquet, featuring a prime rib buffet, will be held Saturday evening at the Museum of Art. Ann Leptich, AG®, will be the evening's speaker.
Carolyn Nell, AG®, President of ICAPGen, and former President of NGS, will teach two classes. Karen Clifford, AG®, will make three presentations. She is president of Genealogy Research Associates, a Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and 1st Vice President of ICAPGen. Advanced Research Methodology will be taught by Kory Myerink, AG®. He is the editor and primary author of Ancestry's most recent major reference book, Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records. A partner in ProGenealogists, Inc., Kory has years of professional research experience. A complete list of speakers and their class topics is found online at www.icapgen.org.
Of special interest to those researching a Civil War ancestor will be two classes titled "Civil War Research for Historians/Genealogists Part I and Part II." Michael Strauss, AG is an expert on Civil War history. Michael sports a long, flowing beard to add authenticity when he attends reenactment events.
Classes will be held in the Harold B. Lee Library. This facility has an excellent collection of published family history books, microforms, maps, periodicals, and government documents. It is located one hour's drive from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Those who attend the conference may want to include enough additional time to make use of these wonderful facilities.