09 May 2012

Association of Professional Genealogists Announces Activities at 2012 National Genealogical Society Family History Conference
Conference Attendees Can Learn about Hiring Professional Genealogists and Becoming a Professional Genealogist

CINCINNATI, Ohio and WESTMINSTER, Colo., 9 May 2012—The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) is sponsoring several activities at the 2012 National Genealogical Society (NGS) Family History Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to exhibiting in the vendor hall, APG is holding educational events to help professional genealogists in their careers. Conference attendees can visit the APG booth (#425/427) to learn more about hiring a professional genealogist, as well as how to become one.

"We are expecting a large turnout of visitors to the APG booth, as genealogy continues to rise in popularity," said APG President Kenyatta D. Berry. "The release of the 1940 U.S. Census this year and the success of television shows, such as Who Do You Think You Are? and Finding Your Roots with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., are driving this trend. Our members who will be staffing the booth are looking forward to helping others learn about the benefits of hiring a professional genealogist." Booth visitors may also obtain membership information and examine a world map display that shows the locations and geographic specialties of APG members.

APG is hosting the following events at NGS:

About the APG
The Association of Professional Genealogists (, established in 1979, represents more than 2,400 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 (


APG is a registered trademark of the Association of Professional Genealogists. All other trade and service marks are property of their respective owners.

Media Contacts:
Kathleen W. Hinckley, CG
Executive Director
Association of Professional Genealogists
P.O. Box 350998, Westminster, CO 80035-0998
phone: 303-422-9371, fax: +1 303-456-8825

Corey Oiesen
Communications Officer
Association of Professional Genealogists