FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kathleen W. Hinckley, CGRS, Executive Director, Association of Professional Genealogists, P.O. Box 350998, Westminster, CO 80035-0998, phone 303-422-9371, fax 303-456-8825, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Prepared by: Richard F. Robinson, CGRS, Information Officer, Association of Professional Genealogists, email@example.com
While many organizations are finding membership numbers declining, one worldwide group is growing in record numbers and becoming more active on the home front—the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG).
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members signals renewed growth and awareness of APG's position as the
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Many people today are turning to the resources of APG for trustworthy genealogical information with good reason, according to Executive Director Kathleen W. Hinckley, CGRS.
Most prominent North American genealogists can be found on the APG roster.
For instance, the list includes Kay H. Freilich, CG (Certified Genealogist), CGL (Certified Genealogical Lecturer), president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists; Carolyn J. Nell, AG, commission chair of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists; Thomas W. Jones, CG, CGL, and Claire M. Bettag, CGRS, CGL, coeditors of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly; and Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG (Fellow of American Society of Genealogists), an eminent lecturer and author of the standard-setting manual Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian.
But APG also welcomes members in related fields, such as researchers, historians, librarians, archivists, writers and editors, lecturers, booksellers, and publishers. One example of the group’s diverse membership is James L. Hansen, FASG, reference librarian at the Wisconsin Historical Society who received the Filby Prize for Genealogical Librarianship from NGS last year. APG does not require members to obtain genealogical credentials (postnominals after their names) from a certifying organization but encourages it.
People researching family histories also contact APG
headquarters daily, looking for a professional genealogist (they are referred
to the online membership directory, which is updated daily) or seeking research
For further information about APG, please visit its Web site at www.apgen.org or call (303) 422-9371.