Jan 27, 2022

Encouraging Professional Researchers to Be the Best

The following is a press release written by the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA):

27 January 2022

The Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA) is organising a workshop for professional genealogists to highlight the benefits of joining the Association. The meeting will take place online, via Zoom, on Wednesday, 16 February 2022.

AGRA is the largest professional organisation of accredited members in the UK and promotes high professional standards in the field of genealogy and historical research. AGRA also acts as a representative voice in matters relating to genealogy. Members are generally acknowledged to be the best in their field. An Associate category is also available for those entering the profession who aspire to build a career in genealogy.

Membership of the Association brings many benefits for working genealogists in terms of professional development and business growth. Study days, visits and regional network groups enable the membership to learn from one another. While AGRA’s user-friendly website and helpdesks at conferences help its members to connect with prospective clients. Having moved much of its activities online and adapted its application process during the pandemic, the Association is now planning a return to face-to-face events.

AGRA is looking to encourage other established researchers to join its growing community. The online workshop will be an opportunity for prospective Members and Associates to learn more about the changing face of AGRA and gain a better understanding of the application process.

Recent members will discuss their experiences of applying to the Association and the benefits gained since joining. In addition, one of AGRA’s assessors will explain the application process in detail and will be available to answer attendees’ questions.

The workshop will also include discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing professional genealogy practitioners and provide opportunities for participants to share their ideas and experiences.

The number of places for this professional workshop is strictly limited in order to offer attendees a more personalised meeting experience – so prospective attendees are encouraged to book early to guarantee their place.

The attendance fee of £15 will be deducted from AGRA’s first year subscription for anyone attending this event who goes on to make a successful application to join the Association. For more details and a link to the booking form, please see


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