Consumers can confidently expect Accredited Genealogist® professionals to:
- be competent in the strategies and techniques needed for successful research in their region using a broad range of record types, including digital, Internet, and LDS sources where applicable; they know the kinds of information found in each record, can search them quickly, and can explain the research plainly, and competently, to their clients.
- have passed a rigorous, proctored, timed, written exam on the history, paleography, document contents, record availability, and research techniques appropriate for their region of accreditation, and have shown that they can conduct research independently, work efficiently, and produce a concise report of their findings within set time limits.
- be qualified to conduct research in the region or regions of the United States and/or foreign country in which they are credentialed.
Together, we have over fifty years of combined research experience onsite in Italy and with microfilmed or digitalized records. Carolyn was awarded a Master’s Degree in Modern Italian History (2007). Valeriano received a Master’s Degree in Art History (2003). Valeriano is native Italian; Carolyn has dual Italian citizenship and is fluent in Italian.