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The Association of Professional Genealogists, established in 1979, represents more than 2,000 genealogists, librarians, writers, editors, historians, instructors, booksellers, publishers, and others involved in genealogy-related businesses. APG encourages genealogical excellence, ethical practice, mentoring and education. The organization also supports the preservation and accessibility of records useful to the fields of genealogy and history. Its members represent all fifty states, Canada, and forty other countries. APG is active on LinkedIn, Twitter, FaceBookInstagram and Threads.

APG periodically issues press releases to highlight significant APG events, occurences, and happenings.

Media Contacts:

Allison E. Beard, Communications Manager 

Michelle Dwyer Cohen, Executive Director 


Mar 14: OPRA Statement from APG Opposing NJ Senate Bill 2930
Feb 21: APG Comment on UK Ministry of Justice Proposal to Destroy Original Wills
Jan 9: APG Announces New Board Appointment


Dec 21: APG Honors Contributions to the Genealogy Profession
Nov 14: APG Announces Results of Election for Officers and Board Members
Nov 14: APG Announces Results of Election for Officers and Board Members
Nov 9: APG's Official Comments to SSA regarding SS-5 forms
Aug 15: APG Names Luis Ariel Rivera as Recipient of 2023 Young Professional Scholarship
Aug 15: APG Names Adrienne Abiodu as Recipient of 2023 Kenyatta D. Berry African American Research Scholarship
Jul 27: APG Supports Draft Model Determination Letter in Comments to NARA
Jun 22: APG Announces New African American Scholarship Opportunity in Honor of Kenyatta D. Berry
Jun 20: APG's Official Comments to NAPHSIS in opposition to proposed access restrictions in the 2023 Model Vital Records Act
May 12: APG Names Pamela Israel as New Advertising Sales Manager
Apr 18: APG Supports Creation of New District of Columbia Archives Building and Employee Funding
Mar 13: APG Renames Professional Achievement Award for Kathleen W. Hinckley, CG
Mar 7: APG's Official Comments on USCIS Genealogy Program Proposed Fee Increases
Feb 16: APG Announces Call for Presentations for the 2023 Professional Management Conference Reset, Refresh, Refine Your Genealogy Career
Feb 6: APG Announces Appointment of Jennifer Shaffer as Booth Coordinator
Jan 4: APG Supports Organizations Preserving Access to Records


Dec 7: APG Awards Members for Contributions to the Organization and Profession
Nov 9: APG Announces New Board and Nominations Committee Members
Nov 9: APG Announces New Board and Nominations Committee Members
Oct 18: APG Names Michelle Dwyer Cohen as New Executive Director
Sep 21: Letter in Support of Dr. Colleen J. Shogan, Nominee for Archivist of the United States
Sep 7: APG Members Approve Bylaws Changes, Elect Nominations Committee Members
Aug 17: APG Announces Appointment of Julie Cahill Tarr as Managing Editor of Quarterly Journal
Aug 15: APG Names Allison E. Beard as Communications Manager
Aug 4: APG Supports Nomination of Dr. Colleen Shogan as 11th Archivist of the United States
Jun 3: Registration Now Open
May 19: Letter to the Editor of the New Yorker Magazine
May 04: APG Offers Connection, Education, and Leadership Opportunities for Young Professionals
Apr 13: APG Announces Appointment of eNews Editor and Advertising Manager
Apr 13: APG Announces 2021 Awards
Jan 27: APG Announces 2022 Leadership