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  • 19 Oct 2022 by APG Webmaster

    The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the world’s largest association for the genealogical profession, is pleased to name Michelle Dwyer Cohen of Poulsbo, Washington, as its next Executive Director. Cohen succeeds Kathleen W. Hinckley, CG, who will retire on 31 January 2023 after 27 years as Executive Director.


    Cohen brings more than thirty years of project management experience to her new role, as well as a familiarity with the world of genealogy. A former Executive Director with JP Morgan Chase, she managed a global team of project managers responsible for implementing multi-million-dollar projects for various divisions within the Global Investment Bank.


    "We are delighted to announce the hiring of Michelle Dwyer Cohen as our next Executive Director,” said APG President Annette Burke Lyttle. “Michelle is an accomplished executive with extensive experience in organizational management and membership engagement on an international level. We are excited to have her on board.” Cohen is a graduate of Cornell University (BA, Cum Laude) and New York University (MBA, Marketing and International Business).


    Read the full press release at

  • 18 Oct 2022 by APG Webmaster

    APG is proud to offer a series of live virtual presentations aimed at educating and promoting the professional growth of our members. All programs are presented on the Zoom platform and are free to members and the public. Closed captioning will be available. APG members can access recordings of past webinars in the Member Portal. The final two webinars of the year are:


    8 November 2022
    Organizing Your Genealogical Education and News Alerts
    Kelli Bergheimer
    5:00pm - 6:30pm EST; 22:00pm London; 23:00pm Amsterdam; 9:00am (12/16) Sydney

    With so many conferences, events, and webinars, how can you organize your genealogical education? Develop an education folder, make a yearly focused plan, build a document with conference and webinar links, track upcoming events, due dates, webinar links, and news alerts. Consider a digital notebook to keep your syllabi and organize your next institute course. Closed captioning will be available.




    15 December 2022
    Workshop: Creating a Five-Year Plan Shellee Morehead

    5:00pm - 7:00pm EST; 22:00pm London; 23:00pm Amsterdam; 9:00am (12/16) Sydney

    Thinking about the next five years may seem daunting but having a road map to your professional goals helps you focus on achieving them, regardless of the changes around you. In this workshop, we will begin with a vision of where you want to be in five years, set goals, imagine what your job might look like, and learn how to build a manageable plan. Closed captioning will be available.



  • 15 Oct 2022 by APG Webmaster

    On-demand recordings from the 2022 Virtual Professional Management Conference (PMC) are now available! If you missed this year’s conference or want to rewatch any sessions, you can purchase on-demand access at  and view the sessions at your convenience through April 30, 2023. Closed captioning is available for all recordings.

    There are several options for ordering on-demand recordings from this year’s PMC:


    --Individual sessions can be ordered for $20 each. Click the “All Sessions” tab to browse sessions and select your choices. Available to view immediately upon purchase on your Dashboard.

    --Full conference package: Order all 21 conference recordings for $300. Available to view immediately upon purchase on your Dashboard.

    --“Pick 5” or “Pick 10” packages: Customize a group of sessions that fit your interests by choosing 5 sessions ($80) or 10 sessions ($140). When you select either of these options at checkout, you will receive an e-mail from the Playback Now Customer Experience Team with the link to select your sessions. Upon submitting your 5 or 10 selections, please allow up to 24-48 hours to add the selections to your account. You will be notified once your sessions are available to view.


    To view a list of sessions or to order, visit