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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>
== Credentialed Organizations for Professional Organizations ==Genealogists --The following list of These organizations covers most geographical areas of interest and can connect you with qualified required the researchers. Any concerns about research performed by a genealogist should be directed back listed on their website to the organization listing the genealogist either through submitted work samples and not /or testing to FamilySearchprove competence and experience. If you are interested These organizations support those they credential in being listed on these websites, contact case their is a problem with the organizations for informationresearch.
==== The Association Board for Certification of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRABCG) ==== Board for Certification of Genealogists<sup>®</sup> <br>P.O. Box 14291 <br>Washington, D.C. 20044 <br>United States of America<br>Web: [http://www.bcgcertification.org/ www.bcgcertification.org] <br>[http://www.bcgcertification.org/associates/index.php Online directory]  *The mission of the Board of Certification is:Since its founding in 1964 by leading American genealogists, BCG has fostered public confidence in genealogy as a respected branch of history in two ways:**We promote attainable, high, and uniform standards of competence and ethics among genealogists through programs of outreach, publication, and education. We continue to publish, disseminate, and update these standards as appropriate, and collaborate with others who share this goal.**We award the Certified Genealogist® credential to persons whose work meets these standards.*Certification results from evaluation of work samples in a portfolio submission. Those passing certification are Certified Genealogists&reg;. All [http://www.bcgcertification.org/associates/index.php certified individuals] must agree to a code of ethics.
Enquiries==== The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen<brsup>AGRASM<br>14 Charterhouse Buildings<br>Goswell Road<br>LONDON<br>EC1M 7BA<br>United Kingdom<br>[http://www.agra.org.uk/contact.php Contact form]<brsup>Web: [http://www.agra.org.uk/ www.agra.org.uk/] ) ====
International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen<sup>SM</sup>)<br>P.O. Box&nbsp;4464<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84110-4464<br>United States of America<br>Telephone: toll-free 1-866-813-6729<br> Email: [mailto:information@icapgen.org information@icapgen.org]<br>Web: [http://www.agraicapgen.org/ www.ukicapgen.org] <br>[http://memberswww.icapgen.php org/find-an-ag-professional/ Online directory]
*The mission of ICAPGen is to advance family history/genealogy work around the world by accrediting and promoting genealogy professionals who are competent, ethical, and reliable, and to support the preservation of and access to genealogical materials.*Accredited Genealogist&reg; Researchers are listed in the directory have been reviewed for competency and must abide by agree to a [https://www.icapgen.org/professional-ethics/code-of-ethics/ code of practiceethics].
==Organizations Supporting Professional Genealogists == The Association following list of Professional Genealogists (APG) organizations covers most geographical areas of interest and can connect you with genealogy researchers. ====Any concerns about research performed by a genealogist should be directed back to the organization listing the genealogist and not to FamilySearch.
==== The Association of Professional Genealogists <br>P. O. Box 40393 <br>Denver, CO 80204-0393 <br>United States of America<br>Web: [http://www.apgen.org/index.html www.apgen.org/index.html] and Researchers in Archives (AGRA) ====
Enquiries<br>AGRA<br>14 Charterhouse Buildings<br>Goswell Road<br>LONDON<br>EC1M 7BA<br>United Kingdom<br>[http://www.apgenagra.org.uk/directorycontact.php Contact form]<br>Web: [http://www.agra.org.uk/indexwww.html Online directoryagra.org.uk/]
Researchers listed in the [http://www.agra.org.uk/members.php Online directory must agree to a code of professionalism. ]
*Researchers listed in the directory must abide by a code of practice.
==== The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) ====
[http://www.apgen.org/directory/index.html Online directory]
*Researchers listed in the directory must agree to a code of professionalism.
==== Accredited Genealogists Ireland (formerly the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland) AGI ====
==== Australasian Association of Genealogists and Record Agents Inc (AAGRA) ====
The Secretary,<br>GPO Box 4401,<br>MELBOURNE, Victoria, 3001<br>Australia<br>Email: [mailto:info@aagra.asn.au info@aagra.asn.au]<br>Web: [http://www.aagra.asn.au www.aagra.asn.au]  <br>[http://www.aagra.asn.au/directory/membersearch.php Online directory]  Researchers listed in the directory must agree to a code of ethics. ==== Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) ====
Board for Certification of Genealogists<sup>®</sup> <br>P.O. Box 14291 <br>Washington, D.C. 20044 <br>United States of America<br>Web: [http://www.bcgcertification.org/ www.bcgcertification.org]  [http://www.bcgcertification.org/associates/index.php Online *Researchers listed in the directory]  Certification results from evaluation of work samples in a portfolio submission. Those passing certification are Certified Genealogists&reg;. All [http://www.bcgcertification.org/associates/index.php certified individuals] must agree to a code of ethics.
==== Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) ====
Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy<br>P.O. Box 260981<br>Plano, TX 75026<br>United States of America<br>[http://www.forensicgenealogists.org/contact-us/ Contact form]<br>Web: [http://www.forensicgenealogists.org/ www.forensicgenealogists.org]  [http://www.forensicgenealogists.org/directory/ Online directory]  Researchers listed in the directory must agree to adhere to standards of practice and conduct.   ==== The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen<sup>SM</sup>) ==== International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen<sup>SM</sup>)<br>P.O. Box&nbsp;4464<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84110-4464<br>United States of America<br>Telephone: toll-free 1-866-813-6729<br> Email: [mailto:information@icapgen.org information@icapgen.org]<br>Web: [http://www.icapgenforensicgenealogists.org/ www.icapgen.org]  [http://www.icapgen.org/find-an-ag-professionaldirectory/ Online directory]
Accredited Genealogist&reg; *Researchers are listed in the directory have been reviewed for competency and must agree to a [https://www.icapgen.org/professional-ethics/code-adhere to standards of-ethics/ code of ethics]practice and conduct.
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