You should also consider other criteria as you make your hiring decision. Most genealogists are self-taught, and many competent genealogists do not seek credentials. Years of education, research experience, and satisfactory service to clients may be just as important as credentials. <br>
== Organizations ==
The following list of organizations covers most geographical areas of interest and can connect you with qualified researchers. Any concerns about research performed by a genealogist should be directed back to the organization listing the genealogist and not to FamilySearch.