Association of Professional Genealogists Announces Details for 2016 Professional Management Conference

Exceptional Speakers to Provide Diverse Topics for Broad Range of APG Membership

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 04 April 2016 Early-bird registration for APG's Professional Management Conference (PMC) is now open at Don't miss PMC 2016 at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 22-24 September 2016.

Enjoy Three FULL DAYS at APG's first stand-alone genealogical conference focused on how professionals conduct genealogy. Here are highlights of what you'll find at PMC 2016:
- Twenty-seven sessions put you in front of experts who know the needs of genealogical professionals
- A special Advanced Research track allows you to hone your skills
- Cutting edge talks focused on Forensic and Genetic Genealogy
- PMC Night at the ACPL features discussion groups on Starting a Genealogy Business and Starting a Forensic Genealogy Business
- Six Workshops at no extra cost
- Poster Sessions allow you to share the latest ideas and methodologies with fellow professionals
- The APG Annual Meeting keeps you in touch with the association
- And MUCH more!

Registration prices begin at $150, and PMC attendance is open to APG members and non-members. Attendees may choose to attend the full conference or a single day. Early-bird pricing ends 10 July 2016. Registration is now available at, as are pricing and program details.

This comprehensive three day stand-alone conference has important professional development opportunities for all APG members whether you are an independent business owner, a library or archive professional, or those providing services supporting genealogy professionals. Topics cover technology, work productivity, advanced techniques, and special sessions on DNA and Forensic Genealogy.

More than twenty genealogical speakers with wide-ranging expertise will cover topics showcasing the diverse needs of the professional genealogy community.

"Writing About and Citing DNA Test Results," by Thomas Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG
"Setting Rates as a Professional Genealogist," by Billie Stone Fogarty, MEd
"Part-Time to Full-Time: Are You Ready," by Catherine Desmarais, CG, Michael Hait, CG, and Melanie Holtz, CG
"Creating Genealogical Courses," by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
"Employing Multi-Media as a New Product and Revenue Stream - Video Module," by Jan Joyce Ahrens, DBA
"Researching and Interpreting WWII American Military Casualty Files" by William L. (Bill) Beigel (WORKSHOP)
"Shift Procrastination to Productive Action: 16 Ways to Empower Professionals to Get More Done in Less Time and with Less Stress" by Karen M. Gridley (WORKSHOP)
"Genealogy for Love and Money," by Mary Tedesco
"Principles of Pedagogy: The Art and Science of Teaching for Genealogy Professionals," by Mary Penner (WORKSHOP)
"Virtual Coordinator: Managing a Genealogical Business in the Internet Age," by Melanie Holtz, CG
"Creating a Social Media Marketing Strategy," by Marian Pierre-Louis
"Working with with a Client's DNA," by Blaine Bettinger
"Become a Genealogical "Guide": Rethinking Client Research," by Bryna O'Sullivan
"Goal Setting for Genealogists," by Janice Lovelace, PhD
"DNAGedcom: The Workhorse in Every Genealogist's DNA Toolbox," by Bethany Waterbury (WORKSHOP)
"Finding Dead Ancestors is Easy: Finding the Living Can Be a Challenge!," by Michael Lacopo (WORKSHOP)
"Designing Effective Websites: Connecting with Your Intended Audience," by Carla Cegielski
"Working with an Editor: Get Published!," by Christy Fillerup
and much more!

Visit for full lecture details and speaker biographies to register for the 2016 PMC.

About the Association of Professional Genealogists
The Association of Professional Genealogists (, established in 1979, represents more than 2,700 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 thirty other countries. APG is active on LinkedIn, Twitter ( and FaceBook (


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Media Contacts:
Kathleen W. Hinckley, CG
Executive Director
Association of Professional Genealogists
P.O. Box 535, Wheat Ridge, CO 80034-0535
Phone: +1-303-465-6980

Corey Oiesen
Communications Officer
Association of Professional Genealogists