Category Archives: Education

Free Genealogy Research Help from Our Professionals

The ICAPGen blog is starting a new column entitled “ICAPGen Answers.” For this feature, we will be accepting questions from researchers everywhere, then our professionals holding the Accredited Genealogist® credential will take turns answering those questions in the form of blog posts here.
To Submit Your Question:
  • Click on the “#ICAPGen Answers” link at the top of this blog (in the menu bar).
  • In the message form that appears, give us a summary of the details about your research project and what questions you need answered.
  • Be sure to let us know your specific question, or where/when/why you feel “stuck.”
Some details about this service:
  • Note that we won’t do ancestor-specific research for you.
  • The answer you receive will focus on research methods to help you solve your research question
  • We will also ask our professionals who hold the Accredited Genealogist® credential for your ancestors’ specific geographic area to offer up some guidance regarding that area, however, so the resulting advice should hopefully point you to new resources or strategies you hadn’t considered previously.
  • We will not discuss details about living persons in our blog posts (per our code of ethics), so while you may include them in your question to us if they are relevant to your research dilemma, we discuss them online.
We look forward to hearing from about your research efforts and how our Accredited Genealogist® professionals can share some of their expertise with you.

A Call for Papers – 2018 BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy

The following is an announcement by the organizers of the 2018 BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, which is co-sponsored by ICAPGen. We encourage our AG researchers to participate as presenters!

Strengthening Ties That Bind Families Together”.  Proposals are now being accepted for the 2018 BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy which will be held Tuesday, July 31 through Friday, August 3, at the BYU Conference Center in Provo, Utah.

Proposals are accepted through the BYU recruiting system. You will be required to have a BYU Net ID. If you do not have a Net ID, click here to create one. You may submit up to eight proposals by clicking on the following link: Submit Proposals and Apply Here

The deadline for proposals is Friday, January 5, 2018. We welcome proposals that allow participants to gain new skills and receive helpful information in the following areas of family history and genealogy:

  • Getting started in family history
    • Classes specifically designed for those who are beginners to research
  • *Vendor demonstration classes (software, websites, etc.)
  • Writing, preserving, and sharing histories online (blogging, photos, and stories)
  • Digital technologies and using computers, technology, and the Internet for research
  • DNA and Forensic genealogy
  • Record types (probate, immigration/naturalization, church, newspapers, military, etc.)
  • Beginning, intermediate, and advanced research methodology in:
    • British Isles (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales)
    • Germany
    • Scandinavia
    • United States—state and regional topics
    • Other countries and international regions
  • Family History Center support and family history consultant training
  • Engaging youth in family history

* Vendor demonstrations will be a “sponsored” class. Vendors can teach about their service or product during a vendor track as part of the normal conference schedule for free.