These abbreviations, acronyms, & credentials are used in conference program materials.

Abbreviations & Acronyms

AAHGS - Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
AG - Accredited Genealogist
APG - Association of Professional Genealogists
BA - Bachelor of Arts
BCG - Board for Certification of Genealogists®
BJ - Bachelor of Journalism
BLM GLO - Bureau of Land Management General Land Office
BS - Bachelor of Science
CG - Certified Genealogist
CGL - Certified Genealogical Lecturer
DAR - Daughters of the American Revolution
DMin - Doctor of Ministry
DVM - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
FASG - Fellow, American Society of Genealogists
FGBS - Fellow, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
FGS - Federation of Genealogical Societies
FIGRS - Fellow, Irish Genealogical Research Society
FMGS - Fellow, Minnesota Genealogical Society
FNGS - Fellow, National Genealogical Society
FTxSGS - Fellow, Texas State Genealogical Society
FUGA - Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association
FVGS - Fellow, Virginia Genealogical Society
FxGS - Fairfax Genealogical Society
Gen-Fed - Genealogical Institute on Federal Records
GRIP - Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh
GSG - Genealogical Speakers Guild
IAJGS - International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
ICAPGen - International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists
IGGP - International Germanic Genealogical Partnership
IGHR - Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research
IGSF - Indiana Genealogical Society Fellow
ISFHWE - International Society of Family History Writers and Editors
JD - Juris Doctor
LC - Library of Congress
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LLM - Master of Laws
MA - Master of Arts
MBA - Master of Business Administration
MCP - Master in City Planning
MDiv - Master of Divinity
MEd - Master of Education
MEng - Master of Engineering
MFA - Master of Fine Arts
MAGS - Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society
MLIS - Master of Library and Information Science
MLS - Master of Library Science
MS - Master of Science
MSLS - Master of Science in Library Science
NAPHSIS – National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems
NARA - National Archives and Records Administration
NEHGS - New England Historic Genealogical Society
NGS - National Genealogical Society
NIGS - National Institute for Genealogical Studies
NMAAHC - National Museum of African American History and Culture
NPS - National Park Service
NSDAR - National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
OGSF - Ohio Genealogical Society Fellow
PAHR - Preserving the American Historical Record
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
PLCGS - Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies
QG - Qualified Genealogist
RPAC - Record Preservation and Access Committee
SLIG - Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
USHMM - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
VGA - Virtual Genealogical Association
VGS - Virginia Genealogical Society


Genealogical Credentials

The words Certified Genealogist and letters CG are registered certification marks, and the designations CGL and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation.

Accredited Genealogist and AG are registered trademarks of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGenSM), used under license by individuals who have met ICAPGen’s competency standards.