Accredited Genealogists Ireland have historic first joint meeting with the Association Of Scottish Genealogists And Researchers In Archives

Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) is hosting a very special two-day professional development event in Belfast this week.  Earlier this year AGI entered into an alliance with ASGRA (the Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives).  The two organisations have been providing accreditation for professional genealogists for three decades.  They have joined forces to promote the benefits of such accreditation for both competent genealogists and those seeking to engage competent and trustworthy researchers. 2016 is a significant year for AGI (known until 2015 as APGI – the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland).  Not only did it form the alliance … Read More

New AGI Member, Georgina Scally

Accredited Genealogists Ireland is delighted to announce that Georgina Scally has been admitted as its latest member.  Georgina has been associated with AGI since November 2014, when she was admitted to the organisation’s Affiliate programme.  She is the fifth genealogist to successfully make the transition from Affiliate to Member since the programme was introduced in 2013.  Prior to this she completed the Diploma in Family History (with Distinction) at Independent Colleges in 2011.  This was taught by AGI (then APGI) members. Like most people who become professional genealogists, Georgina had an earlier career outside ancestral research.  Georgina’s background was in … Read More


Tony Hennessy, MAGI, Co. Waterford For my Image of the Month offering I have chosen a photograph from the family album which was taken c.1954 close to Annestown, the little seaside village and beach about 13 miles from Waterford City, here in the sunny south east. The photo was taken by my father. His family had a haulage business in Waterford and that’s his grandfather’s name Maurice Hennessy on the roof of the truck. My mother Breda, then O’Connor, is at the front with my father’s brother Mossie Hennessy to her left. The photograph is, I suppose, unexceptional in some … Read More