The Register of Qualified Genealogists is an organisation that acts for and on behalf of genealogists to:provide a registration service for qualified genealogists;
promote public and professional awareness of the availability of qualified and registered genealogists;
enhance the experience of customers for genealogical services by providing them with reliable choices;
make it possible for libraries and archives and other institutions to notify their users of the presence of qualified genealogists;
create a resource for qualified genealogists that informs them of others who can be called upon in cooperative endeavours;
improve standards in genealogical practice by encouraging practising genealogists to gain appropriate qualifications;
highlight the identity of institutions providing recognised qualifications in the field of genealogy and associated practices;
provide those registered with a recognised post-nominal (QG – Qualified Genealogist);
negotiate the availability other services to registered members, as they see fit, in support of their practice.
The purpose is therefore an enabling one on behalf of qualified genealogists, and is three-fold, serving the needs of customers for genealogical services, of individual practitioners and of the genealogical community.
The Register of Qualified Genealogists accepts people with appropriately demanding qualifications who practice within this diverse field of genealogy. It is an inclusive community characterised by the fact that its members are aware of the breadth of the subject and bring a trained mind and substantial experience to it.
2 Memorial of Mary of Burgundy (1457-1482). Church of Our Lady, Bruges. Photograher: Ian Macdonald.
3 Fell, Brian, sculptor. (2013) The Tree of Succession. Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey.
4 National Archives (Great Britain) Exchequer: King’s Remembrancer: Ancient Deeds, Series D, Stephen de Mewburne. 8 Hen. IV, (1406-1407) Piece reference E 210/4210. Kew: The National Archives.