Change in Germany Testing Area Approved

The ICAPGen Board has approved a change in the Germany testing area. At present, there is only one testing region for all of Germany. There will no longer be a single Germany Region accreditation; there will be three accreditation regions: East, South, and Northwest. Candidates may turn in an application and test in the third quarter (August) 2018 for the Germany region, after which no further applications will be accepted for the Germany Region.  After that time, applicants will choose one of the three new areas for which to test.

The creation of three regions will allow candidates to specialize in one region of Germany, although accreditations for the other two regions can be earned later.  Those people who already have a Germany accreditation will be able to renew that in perpetuity and will not need to become accredited in one of the other regions, although they may, if they choose to do so.

The accompanying map shows the new regions.




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.


A Premier Credential for Family Historians & Genealogists throughout the World!

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