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  • 29 Apr 2021 by APG Webmaster

    The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) is excited to announce the appointment of Dawn Carey Henry and Jenna Lemay as PMC Co-Coordinators. As Co-Coordinators, Dawn and Jenny will lead the 2022 and 2023 conferences.


    Dawn Carey Henry is a professional genealogist and founder of Discover Your Roots, a family history and genealogical research company. Dawn is an experienced event and conference planner who has successfully designed and coordinated many genealogy events, including multiple conferences for the Illinois State Genealogical Society and the Fox Valley Genealogical Society. 


    Jenna Lemay is a professional genealogist and digital archives technician at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre in Ontario, Canada. Jenna is currently involved with planning the annual conference for the Archives Association of Ontario where she is working with businesses to help bring the conference a local feel despite its online nature.


    "As your Association continues to envision its future, I'm especially pleased to welcome Dawn and Jenna as our new conference coordinators,” said APG President David McDonald. “I'm looking forward to their work in making our Professional Management Conference the premier event for genealogy professionals. Their interests, experience and abilities in the tasks before them will make the PMC a "must-see" event that is worth our members' time and treasure. We're fortunate to welcome them to the task!"


    As PMC Co-Coordinators, Henry and Lemay will be responsible for producing the Professional Management Conference from concept through completion. Their leadership, oversight, and coordination of the conference will anchor the association’s educational offerings and provide interaction and networking for professional genealogists. Their insights as professional genealogists and members of APG paired with their conference planning experience will pave the way for successful Professional Management Conferences. 

  • 21 Apr 2021 by APG Webmaster

    Are you looking to improve your genealogy business? 

    Have you attended conferences and institutes and find yourself ready to take the leap from genealogy hobbyist to professional? 

    Are you ready to connect with clients who are eager to work with you and pay professional rates?

    If you answered “yes” to any of these questions and are seriously considering becoming a professional, the APG Professional Management Conference is a MUST. While many genealogy conferences, webinars, and institutes focus on research and methodology, the Professional Management Conference teaches genealogy professionals how to more effectively run their businesses. Classes cover a wide range of business topics taught by some of the most well-respected professionals in the industry. 

    This year will feature sixteen virtual presentations and many opportunities to network with other professionals. Presentations will be offered over 3 different sessions: August 24-25, September 21-22, and October 19-20. Each session will be followed by on-demand access to presentation recordings for 10 days.

    Registration is open to all interested individuals and early-bird discounts are available until July 15. If you decide to join APG and sign up for the whole conference, you will have access to a $120 discount. 

    Presentations include:

    August Session

    • A Stool with Five Legs
    • So, You Wanna Be a Speaker
    • The Business of Genealogical Speaking
    • Presentation Skills and Options for a Virtual World

    September Session

    • Planning for Success! Creating a Simple Business & Marketing Plan for Your Genealogy Business
    • Simple Sales Strategies for Professional Genealogists – Turning Prospects into Clients
    • Maybe You Shouldn't Care About Copyright
    • Juggling Complex Projects While Staying on Track & on Time
    • The APG Code of Ethics & Professional Practices
    • Must-Haves for Your Genealogy Business Website

    October Session

    • Five Plans for Professional Success
    • General Contractor: Building Blocks of a Good Agreement
    • 10 Tips for Becoming a Successful Writer
    • Building Your Professional Genealogical Network – Virtually and In-person
    • So You Want to Teach an Online Course
    • What is Soft Marketing and Why Should We Care?

    All attendees will also have access to two bonus pre-recorded lectures: ABCs of Accounting for a Genealogy Business and Using & Benefiting from APG’s Continuing Professional Education Requirement.

    We hope you will join us for this exciting event where we will learn how to build better genealogy businesses. To learn more about the conference and register, visit

    If you’re looking to join APG to have access to conference discounts in addition to a subscription to the APGQ, a listing in our member directory, and more, visit

  • 16 Apr 2021 by APG Webmaster

    The National Coalition for History (NCH) has sent a letter to APG advising us that they are working with Congressmen to gain additional funding for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). They are asking our members to send letters to their representatives in support of the increased funding.


    Additional details, as well as the letter, is available at