Abbreviations and Acronyms

Credentials

Certified Genealogist is a registered trademark, and CG, CGL, and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by associates who have met BCG’s competency standards. AG and Accredited Genealogist are registered trademarks of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen℠), used under license by individuals who have met ICAPGen’s competency standards.

Abbreviations & Acronyms

  • AG - Accredited Genealogist
  • APG - Association of Professional Genealogists
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • BCG - Board for Certification of Genealogists®
  • BYU - Brigham Young University
  • CAFG - Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy
  • CG - Certified Genealogist
  • CGL - Certified Genealogical Lecturer
  • CSGA - California State Genealogical Alliance
  • DipFHS - Diploma in Family Historical Studies
  • DMin - Doctor of Ministry
  • DVM - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • FASG - Fellow, American Society of Genealogists
  • FGS - Federation of Genealogical Societies
  • FIGRS - Fellow, Irish Genealogical Research Society
  • FMGS - Fellow, Minnesota Genealogical Society
  • FNGS - Fellow, National Genealogical Society
  • FSAG - Fellow, Society of Australian Genealogists
  • FTxSGS - Fellow, Texas State Genealogical Society
  • FUGS - Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association
  • GSG - Genealogical Speakers Guild
  • IAJGS - International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
  • ICAPGen - International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists
  • IGHR - Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research
  • IGSF - Indiana Genealogical Society Fellow
  • 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
  • LLM - Master of Laws
  • MAAGI - Midwestern African American Genealogy Institute
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • MEd - Master of Education
  • MFA - Master of Fine Arts
  • MLIS - Master of Library and Information Science
  • MLS - Master of Library Science
  • NARA - National Archives and Records Administration
  • NGS - National Genealogical Society
  • NGSQ - National Genealogical Society Quarterly
  • PGDip - Postgraduate Diploma
  • PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
  • RPAC - Record Preservation and Access Committee
  • SLIG - Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy