About Us

The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) professional organization dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the genealogical profession. Founded in 1979, APG is the world’s largest association for professional genealogists, representing more than 2,000 members in forty countries.

We provide education, advocacy, best practices, and a professional community to our members in order to secure records access and to help advance their careers and the genealogical profession as a whole. We also seek to protect the interests of clients engaging the services of a professional genealogist and the public perception of the field of genealogy. 

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APG Mission Statement

To support those engaged in the business of genealogy through advocacy, collaboration, education, and the promotion of high ethical standards.

APG Non-Discrimination Statement

The Association of Professional Genealogists is committed to fostering an inclusive community in which all participants are treated with dignity and respect, regardless of (but not limited to) ethnicity, sexual orientation, sex, gender, marital status, disability, age, religion, socioeconomic status, nationality, or political affiliation.