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News 2014

April 2014

Working Towards APGI Accreditation:
How to gain accreditation from the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland

'Working Towards APGI Accreditation' is an information afternoon for professional researchers and those thinking of developing a career in genealogy. It takes place on Tuesday 6 May 2014 (1.30pm to 4.30pm) in the Helen Roe Theatre, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Admission is free, but advance booking is required (email to book a place).

A similar event will be held in Belfast later in the year. Depending on interest expressed there may be another information afternoon in Cork or Limerick.

Many people who have gained experience through researching their own family history think of developing a career in genealogy. The transition towards professional research may seem daunting and solitary. Some people may even work in the field for a number of years without realising that there is an approachable organisation of professionals that can offer support and advice. This is APGI.

APGI is the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland. Its primary aims are to maintain high standards amongst its members and to protect the interests of clients. To those ends it provides an accreditation process, operated by an independent Board of Assessors, for professional genealogists throughout the entire island of Ireland.

APGI actively encourages those pursuing professional research to develop their skills and work towards obtaining accreditation. Being an accredited member of APGI, with entitlement to use the initials 'MAPGI', is a guarantee to clients that a genealogist is ethical, knowledgeable and experienced. In 2012 to help membership applicants APGI introduced an Affiliate Programme that offers potential applicants access to contact with members through mentorship, professional development events and social gatherings. Of course, the Affiliate Programme is not a necessary part of the application process.

If you plan to attend the event please contact Nicola Morris (Hon. Secretary) at by Monday 28th April.

January 2014

Waterford 'Tracing Your Family Tree Course'

Tony Hennessy (MAPGI) will be running 'Tracing the Family Tree', an evening course which begins on Tuesday 4th February at Waterford College of Further Education in Parnell St Waterford (The Tech.). It runs for 10 weeks from 7 - 9pm each Tuesday evening and costs 150.

The course is suitable for all family history enthusiasts, both beginners and seasoned. You will be shown how to carry out quality research across a wide range of solid genealogical sources. You will begin a family archive and create some wonderful family trees! And all within a friendly and energized environment. To register call WCFE at 051 874053 or email

Start NOW. Your family will thank you for generations to come.......



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