Abbreviations and Acronyms

These abbreviations and acronyms are used throughout the conference program and for the speakers:

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
AAGS African American Genealogical Society
AAHGS Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
AG® Accredited Genealogist®
APG Association of Professional Genealogists
APGQ Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly
ASG American Society of Genealogists
BA Bachelor of Arts
BS Bachelor of Science
BCG Board for Certification of Genealogists®
BU Boston University
BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University
CA Certified Archivist
 Certified Genealogist
 Certified Genealogical Lecturer
DAR Daughters of the American Revolution
FASG Fellow, American Society of Genealogists
FGBS Fellow, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
FGS Federation of Genealogical Societies
FHL Family History Library
FIGRS Fellow, Irish Genealogical Research Society
FMGS Fellow, Minnesota Genealogical Society
FNGS Fellow, National Genealogical Society
FTU Family Tree University
FUGA Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association
FVGS Fellow, Virginia Genealogical Society
GRIP Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh
GRIVA Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia
GSG Genealogical Speakers Guild
IAJGS  International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
GWCC Grand Wayne Convention Center
 International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists
IGHR Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University
ISBGFH International Society for British Genealogy and Family History
ISFHWE International Society of Family History Writers and Editors
ISGS Illinois State Genealogical Society
JD Juris Doctor
LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
MA Master of Arts
MBA Master of Business Administration
M.Ed. Master of Education
MFA Master of Fine Arts
MGS Minnesota Genealogical Society
MLIS Master of Library and Information Science
MLS Master of Library Science
MPA Master of Public Administration
MS Master of Science
NARA National Archives and Records Administration
NEHGS New England Historic Genealogical Society
NGS National Genealogical Society
NGSQ National Genealogical Society Quarterly
NIGR National Institute on Genealogical Research
NIGS National Institute for Genealogical Studies, University of Toronto
NSDAR National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
PERSI PERiodical Source Index
PhD Doctor of Philosophy
RIGS Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance
RPAC Records Preservation and Access Committee
SAGHS San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society
SLIG Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Utah Genealogical Association
TIARA The Irish Ancestral Research Association
TOTA Trail of Tears Association
TSGS Texas State Genealogical Society

Certified Genealogist, Certified Genealogical Lecturer, CG and CGL are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and are used by authorized associates following periodic peer-reviewed competency evaluations.