The APG Heartland Chapter was organized in 2001 to promote the objectives of the Association of Professional Genealogists and to provide networking and educational opportunities for its members. Our members reside throughout the heartland states of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska.
The Heartland Chapter is the 2019 recipient of the Golden Chapter Award "for assisting with the 2018 APG Professional Management Conference" held in Kansas City. The Heartland Chapter previously received the Golden Chapter Award in 2008 and 2011. In 2017, the chapter received the Golden Chapter Award Honorable Mention award "for utilizing a mix of informal meetings, programs, and virtual offerings resulting in several new members."
Chapter Officers 2021-2022
Chapter Representative/President: Lauri Jean Swett
Secretary: Brandon Cooper
Treasurer: Danni Altman-Newell
Program Chair: Cynthia Patton
Activities and Meetings
The Heartland Chapter meets the third Saturday in January, April, July and October. Visitors are welcomed.
Upcoming Quarterly Meetings
Saturday, Jan 16, 2021, 10 am: "Divorce Records" presented by Lauri
Saturday, April 17, 2021, 10am
Saturday, July 17, 2021, 10am
Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, 10am
In addition to quarterly meetings, activities of the Heartland Chapter include:
- Field trips
- Online discussions and study groups
- Access to the chapter's communication group
- Informal lunch meetings
- Booths at genealogical events
Chapter dues are $10.00 per calendar year, due January 1st for inclusion on the chapter brochure. For more information, please contact our Chapter Representative / President at APGHeartland@gmail.com
Many of our members accept new clients for research, speak to genealogical audiences, and/or write for genealogical publications.