APG New Jersey Chapter


The New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (NJ-APG) was formed in 2013
to promote and support the objectives of the Association of Professional Genealogists in the State of New Jersey.

NJ-APG also provides a forum for exchange of information and ideas among professional genealogists
through its chapter objectives:

  1. To provide education and support for those engaged in genealogical business pursuits;
  2. To engage in activities which improve access, facilitate research, and preserve records used in the fields of genealogy and local history;
  3. To promote awareness of activities and/or laws that may affect genealogical and historical research;
  4. To facilitate collaboration and networking among members;
  5. To promote professional standards in the field of genealogy; and
  6. To promote awareness of, and interest in, professional genealogical services.


The New Jersey Chapter meets on the first Wednesday or Thursday in February, April, June, September, October and December.
Prospective members are welcome to attend.
Contact our Chapter Representative to receive invite and meeting details.

Upcoming Meetings:

Saturday, September 20th at 10am, Newark Public Library,
5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07101-0630, (973) 733-7784
Topic: Personal Branding for Professional Genealogists by Melissa Johnson

Wednesday, October 1st at 7pm, Grabas Institute for Continuing Education,
900 Oak Tree Road, 2nd floor Bank of America building, South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(At the intersection of Park Avenue and Oak Tree Road)
Topic: Book Swap & Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday, December 3rd at 7pm, Lawrence Twp Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike (Business Route 1), Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Topic: The Ethical Genealogist by Judy Russell, CG, CGL

Thursday, February 5th at 7pm, Location TBA
Topic: BCG Certification by a BCG Trustee

Thursday, April 2nd at 7pm, Location TBA
Topic: Dual Citizenship Procedures: Italy & Ireland by Melissa Johnson

Wednesday, June 3rd at 7pm, Location TBA
Topic: Copyright for Genealogists by Claire Keenan

September meeting - Date, Time and Location TBA

Thursday, October 8th at 7pm, Location TBA
Topic: Writing a Genealogy Business Plan by Angela McGhie

Wednesday, December 2nd - Time and Location TBA
Holiday Dinner with speaker/roundtable topic


Membership with the New Jersey Chapter of APG is open to anyone who is a current member
of the Association of Professional Genealogists and willing to support the APG Code of Ethics.

NJ-APG annual dues of $20.00 are payable each year for inclusion in the NJ-APG Directory
and for other chapter member benefits.

Please contact our Chapter Treasurer for membership form and instructions to remit dues.


President Michelle Tucker Chubenko michelle@jerseyrootsgenealogy.com
Vice President Thomas Ankner tankner@hotmail.com
Secretary Elizabeth Pellicane ekp@once-removed.com
Treasurer Robert P. Fruh bobf.matawan@att.net
Chapter Representative Joan Betancourt ansky.nj@verizon.net


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