My Accreditation Journey

Me and my dear friend Catrina as we were leaving RootsTech in February


2020 has been a whirlwind.  RootsTech was the last completely normal experience in my year.  Immediately afterward we entered the great COVID pause.  At first, everything about life felt a little bit frozen, but then slowly things restarted, just in an entirely different way.

School was virtual.  Church was at home.  Grocery pickup was a must.

We all found our new normal.  A normal that was constantly evolving.

But despite the unprecedented disruptions to daily life, I started a journey that has kept me focused, busy, and purposeful.

I made the decision to seek accreditation through ICAPGen, the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists.  I chose France as my accreditation region.

During this past year, I have participated in the Level 1 and Level 2 & 3 study groups.  I  completed and submitted my Level 1 project in September.  I am now working on preparing for the Level 2 & 3 tests.

Daily life is still dramatically impacted by this global pandemic.  It appears the effects are not winding down anytime soon.  I am grateful that I have had this wonderful distraction during these uncertain times.

French research is my favorite.  I adore 17th and 18th century Catholic Church research above all else, but, any French research puzzle is completely fascinating to me.

I am thankful for the wonderful focus my accreditation journey has given me.  I am looking forward to adding those two lovely letters after my name once my journey is complete.



Happy Monday!  I hope you are all happy, healthy, and safe.  xoxo