Kit is one of seven current Affiliates, while there are 33 current Members. The combined number of 40 genealogists active within AGI is a record for the organisation, which changed its name in May 2015 from Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (APGI).
Kit and the other Affiliates are working towards membership of AGI with the encouragement of mentors, professional development events and interaction with colleagues.
Since the affiliate programme was set up nearly three years ago, three Affiliates have progressed to full AGI membership. While the affiliate panel is currently full (this should not discourage aspiring affiliates from making an application), it is not necessary to take this route to membership, though it does provide support for the applicant.
During 2015 five genealogists were admitted as Members: Sandra Doble, Elaine Hannon, Anne Rodda, Joanna Cicely Fennell and Beverly Brown. In the same period three Affiliates were admitted: Jane Halloran Ryan, Marie Cahill and Kit Smyrl.