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From: Claire Bettag <>
Subject: [APG] New director, National Institute on Genealogical Research
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 10:08:17 -0400
As outgoing director of the National Institute on Genealogical
Research (N.I.G.R.) I am sending out today the announcement below.
Many of you already know of the "baton passing," but it becomes
official as of 1 October, the new fiscal year. I am sending the
announcement to some of the major genealogical outlets for
publication. Please feel free to pass it on to others for publication
On a personal note...I have met many of you who have attended
N.I.G.R. Leading the institute has been a most gratifying experience,
enriched further by the pleasure of getting to know so many fine
people. I know Patty will do a great job, and I hope many of you will
choose to attend the institute in future years!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 19 September 2007
Since October 2002 the National Institute on Genealogical Research
(N.I.G.R.) has been under the leadership of Claire Bettag, CG, CGL,
Director, and Patricia O’Brien Shawker, CG, Assistant Director. Ms.
Bettag has announced her resignation as director, effective 1
October, 2007, to be replaced by Ms. Shawker. The program, held
annually at the National Archives in Washington D.C. and College
Park, Maryland, has been a leader in genealogical education since its
founding in 1950.
Ms. Shawker is a certified genealogist specializing in Maryland
genealogy and research at the National Archives. An alumna of the
National Institute on Genealogical Research, she also completed the
NGS American Genealogy: A Basic Course, and the Advanced Methodology
and Evidence Analysis course at the Institute on Genealogy and
Historical Research. She lectures nationally and is the immediate
past treasurer of the National Genealogical Society.
Ms. Bettag continues serving the genealogical community as a director
of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, a member of the
editorial board of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, an
author, and a lecturer.
The Institute on Genealogical Research is an intensive, week-long
program for experienced researchers offering on-site examination of
federal records. Each July it features presentations on commonly used
and lesser-known federal records useful to family historians. It also
offers optional presentations and research at the Library of Congress
and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution library.
For information about the program, application, and scholarships, see
the institute’s Web site at www.rootsweb.com/~natgenin/. To receive
an application brochure (to be mailed in February, 2008) add your
name to the mail list; or e-mail <>; or write to
NIGR, P.O. Box 724, Lanham, MD 20703-0724.
The National Institute on Genealogical Research was incorporated in
1989 as an independent, non-profit corporation. Its board of trustees
consists of representatives of the American Society of Genealogists,
the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Board for
Certification of Genealogists, the Federation of Genealogical
Societies, the National Genealogical Society, and the institute’s
alumni association. The National Archives, a non-voting member of the
corporation, provides strong support. The institute maintains a non-
discriminatory policy toward enrollment. Applicants are accepted
without regard to sex, race, creed, color, or national or ethnic origin.
Claire Bettag, CG, CGL
outgoing director, National Institute on Genealogical Research
1685 34th Street NW
Washington DC 20007
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