3 JANUARY 2005

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

Prepared by: Richard F. Robinson, CGRS, APG Information Officer,

(NOTE TO EDITORS: This release contains names of local people from the following states as well as Great Britain and New Zealand: Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. Abbreviations after some names are professional credentials or postnominals. Key: CG = Certified Genealogist, CGRS = Certified Genealogical Records Specialist, and FNGS = Fellow National Genealogical Society.)

APG Elects Directors

Members of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) elected 10 directors to its governing board and two members to its nominating committee, President J. Mark Lowe, CG, of Springfield, Tennessee has announced.

Lowe said, "These outstanding individuals will contribute their unique skills and abilities to keep APG at the top of the genealogical community and on-track to meet our goals for 2005. Major goals include increasing educational opportunities for our membership and defining our professionalism to the general population."

Elected to two-year terms on the 19-member board are: Julie Miller of Broomfield, Colorado and Patricia Hackett Nicola, CGRS, of Seattle, Washington, Region 1 (Western U.S., Western Canada and Mexico); Paul Milner of Park Ridge, Illinois and incumbent Patricia Walls Stamm, CGRS, of St. Louis, Missouri, Region 2 (Midwest and Central Canada); incumbent Alvie L. Davidson, CGRS, of Lakeland, Florida and Shirley Langdon Wilcox, CG, FNGS, of Arlington, Virginia, Region 3 (Southeast, Caribbean and Central America); Sandra MacLean Clunies, CG, of Derwood, Maryland and Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak [sic] of Haddonfield, New Jersey, Region 4 (Northeast and Eastern Canada); incumbent Tom K. H. Tyrrell, M.A. of Douglas, Isle of Man, Great Britain, International Region 5A (U.K. and Ireland), and incumbent Janet D. Gow of Auckland, New Zealand, Region 5C (New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Africa, and South America).

Robert L. Keener of Akron, Ohio and Leslie Brinkley Lawson of Aloha, Oregon were elected to the nominating committee for one-year terms.

Established in 1979, the Association of Professional Genealogists ( is the world’s leading professional organization of family history and related professionals. APG is devoted to supporting high standards in the field and represents some 1,500 professional genealogists, professional researchers, librarians, writers, editors, instructors, booksellers, publishers and others in all populated continents. It is based in Westminster, Colorado, near Denver.