The following is an announcement from the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists:
The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists, also recognized as ICAPGenSM , would like to announce the results of recent elections. Karen Clifford, AG®, and Judith Wight, AG, CGRS, were elected to serve three-year terms as Commissioners. Both bring extensive experience to the Board. Karen will also continue to serve as First Vice President.
Karen Clifford, AG, is President of Genealogy Research Associates, Inc. She is an Accredited GenealogistCM researcher and a curriculum developer for Online Education in genealogy and computers. She has been an instructor in Associates Degree programs at Hartnell College (Salinas, California) and is a current distance education instructor at Monterey Peninsula College (Monterey, California). She has authored several textbooks including Genealogy & Computers for the Complete Beginner (Clearfield Press); Genealogy & Computers for the Determined Researcher (Clearfield Press); Genealogy & Computers for the Advanced Researcher (Clearfield Press); The Complete Beginners' Guide to Genealogy, the Internet and, Your Genealogy Computer Program (Genealogical Publishing Company); and Becoming an Accredited Genealogist (Ancestry). She has compiled and co-authored several family histories including My Wigington Ancestors (GRA, Inc.) and Tidewater Families of the New World and Their Westward Migrations, Case Studies in Southern States Research (Historical Publications, Inc.) Mrs. Clifford currently serves on the board of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). She also coordinates the Advanced Methodology track of UGA's Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.
Judith Wight, AG, CGRS, has worked as a professional genealogist since 1973 with extensive research experience in U.S., Canada, Australia, Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. She currently works for Genealogical Research Associates and ProGenealogists. Mrs. Wight became an Accredited Genealogist researcher for Ireland in 1979, for Australia in 1996, and for Scotland in 1998. She has been a Certified Genealogical Record Specialist (CGRS) since 2000. She has lectured at numerous genealogical and Mormon History Association seminars or conferences both locally and throughout the United States, Canada and the British Isles. Mrs. Wight has extensive writing experience. She wrote the Irish section of the BYU independent study course "Cultural History of Scotland and Ireland" and the Irish section of the Scotland and Ireland genealogy course. Her articles have been published in many periodicals including the Utah Genealogical Association Journal, Ancestry Newsletter and Ancestry Magazine, Everton's Family History Magazine, Irish Roots, The Irish at Home and Abroad (served as technical advisor for that periodical), The Scottish Genealogist, The Journal of American Family Records, Shemot, the Jewish periodical for the British Isles, and Heritage Quest. She wrote two chapters for How to Trace Your Ancestors to Europe (Hugh T. Law, editor). She compiled A Rose By Any Other Name: A Guide to Irish Christian Names. Judy helped write the Research Outline: Ireland and Research Outline: Australia for the Family History Library. She also served as team leader for the staff that wrote the Jewish Research Outline.