Wednesday 5 February 2020

Accredited Genealogists Ireland to hold Open Days in Belfast, Dublin and Cork

If you've a serious notion to become a professional genealogist, or have already started out on that route and would like to work towards gaining highly-sought after credentials in your chosen profession, you'll be interested in attending an Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) Open Day.

https://www.accreditedgenealogists.ieEstablished in 1986, AGI provides credentials to professional genealogists resident and practising in Ireland (whether in the Republic or Northern Ireland), based on the recommendations of an independent Board of Assessors.

Only those passed by the Board of Assessors become Members and are entitled to use the initials MAGI. There is also an Affiliate programme for those working towards accreditation and membership. Affiliates are given a mentor and access to AGI's CPD sessions, and the number of places in the programme is limited.

The organisation has organised three Open Day events over the next few months for people who may wish to know what's involved in applying for Affiliate status or Membership of AGI.

The first event will be at PRONI in Belfast on Thursday 13 February, commencing at 3:15pm. Those attending are invited to stay on for a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) session on Report Writing, which will be attended by Members and Affiliates. The event is on the afternoon/evening preceding BACK TO OUR PAST BELFAST, at which AGI will have a stand, as usual.

The format of the Open Day/CPD session will be replicated at events in Dublin (in March) and Cork (in April). The Open Day in Dublin will be at Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, on Tuesday 24 March. The Cork event will be at Cork City and County Archives (Seamus Murphy Building, 32 Great William O'Brien Street, Blackpool) on Wednesday 22 April.

There is no need to book for any of the Open Days, but it would help to know numbers, so please email if you wish to attend, indicating which of the three events you are interested in.

To find out more about AGI, click the organisation's logo above.