Hot Off the Press: Becoming an Excellent Genealogist

The following was received from the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen): ICAPGen is very pleased to announce the publication of a brand new genealogy book, hot off the press: Becoming an Excellent Genealogist: Essays on Professional Research Skills, edited by Kory L. Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA; Tristan L. Tolman, AG; and Linda K. Gulbrandsen, AG.

Genealogical research has become one of the most popular pastimes in the United States. As the popularity of genealogical research continues to grow, so does the need for guidance that takes the researcher beyond basic, introductory instruction. This book provides higher levels of instruction to help you become a more excellent genealogist. It illustrates how to use sources and information better, develop more advanced research and analytical skills, and learn new methodologies.


  1. What Makes an Excellent Genealogist? by Kory L. Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA
  2. Elements of Genealogy, by Kory L. Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA
  3. Genealogical Analysis, by Marilyn Markham, MLS, AG, CG
  4. Avoiding the Assumption Trap, by Apryl Cox, AG
  5. Demography as a Tool for Genealogists, by Kathryn Daynes, Ph.D., AG
  6. Migration Methodology, by Karen Clifford, AG, FUGA
  7. Strategies for Tracing Female Lines, by Judith Eccles Wight, AG
  8. Casting the Net Wide: Searching Horizontal Kin and Neighbors, by Amy Harris, Ph.D., AG
  9. Researching Minorities in the United States, by Jimmy B. Parker, AG, FUGA
  10. Big City Research, by James W. Petty, AG, CG
  11. An Introduction to Medieval Research, by John Kitzmiller, II, AG, FSA (Scot), FSG (Eng)
  12. Timelines: Essential to the Genealogist's Toolbox, by Joy Price, AG
  13. Using DNA to Find Immigrant Origins, by Nathan W. Murphy, MA, AG
  14. Child-Naming Patterns: A Tool to Assist with Family Reconstitution, by Richard Woodruff Price, MA, AG
  15. Jurisdictions: Who Created the Record? by Loretta Evans, AG
  16. Getting the Most out of Electronic Indexes, by Suzanne Russo Adams, MA, AG
  17. Effective Use of Libraries, by Chad R. Milliner, MLIS, AG
  18. Documentation and Source Citation, by Amy Harris, Ph.D., AG
  19. Writing a Quality Research Report, by Linda K. Gulbrandsen, AG
  20. Good Writing: Essential to Becoming an Excellent Genealogist, by Tristan L. Tolman, AG
  21. Making Sure Your Work Survives You, by Anne Leptich, AG
  22. Paleography: Abstracting, Transcribing, Translating, by Ruth Ellen Maness, AG, and Heidi G. Sugden, AG
  23. A Brief History of the Accreditation Program, by Jill N. Crandell, AG
  24. When to Hire a Professional, by Tricia H. Petrey, AG
  25. ICAPGen Accreditation Process and Procedures, by Carolyn J. Nell, AG, FUGA

The book is softcover and 234 pages. Price is $19.95.

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