The International Academy for Genealogy was founded in Turin (Italy) on Tuesday 22 September 1998 in order to gather competent specialists in genealogy, who would represent the various cultural areas in the world.

Its goal is to encourage and co-ordinate genealogical studies at an international level, and to promote colloquiums and meetings on a world scale, in order to raise genealogy to the status of a true and worthy branch of the social sciences.