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Chapter/SIG Excellence Award

The targeted support available to our members through the Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the Association of Professional Genealogists is a vital part of the success of APG. For this reason, APG is honored to recognize APG Chapters and SIGs that have distinguished themselves through innovative and exemplary support and promotion of their members, APG, and the genealogy profession. This award was formerly called the Golden Chapter Award.

Eligibility: This award is open to all APG Chapters and Special Interest Groups in good standing.

Criteria: A strong performance during the preceding calendar year in areas and activities including:

  • Implementing changes to improve the chapter/SIG based on member needs
  • Seeking to grow membership and increase activity
  • Providing education, mentoring, and/or networking opportunities
  • Promoting APG and its members to the genealogy community and the public, including contributing to the APG eNews on a regular basis

Selection: Nominations are made by the Chapter Review Committee and approved by the Executive Committee.

Past Recipients:
2023    Forensic Special Interest Group                                                        2022    Puget Sound Chapter
2021    Colorado Chapter
2019    Heartland Chapter
2018    New England Chapter
2017    New Jersey Chapter
2016    Northland Chapter
2015    Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter
2014    National Capital Area Chapter
2013    North Carolina Chapter
2012    Second Life Chapter
2011    Heartland Chapter
2009    New England Chapter
2008    Heartland Chapter