The Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (APGI) is to hold a workshop for professional researchers and those thinking of developing a career in genealogy.
Working Towards APGI Accreditation is a free information afternoon to be held in Dublin on Tuesday 6 May (venue and booking details below). A similar event will take place in Belfast later in the year and possibly also in Cork and Limerick, if interest warrants it.
As an organisation, APGI's 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.
To help potential applicants, APGI has an Affiliate Programme designed to provide access to MAPGIs through mentorship, professional development events and social gatherings. Not all professional genealogists take the 'Affiliate' path; some have sufficient experience to apply for full accreditation straightaway.
Date and time: Tuesday 6 May, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
Venue: Helen Roe Theatre, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
Booking is essential. Email Nicola Morris MAPGI at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 28 April.