21 November 2008

APG Announces Election Results

WESTMINSTER, Colo., November 21 – The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the world’s leading professional organization of family history and related professionals, announced the results of its 2008 election. Ten board members were elected to two-year terms for 2009-2010. Two nominating committee members were elected to one-year terms.

Region 1: West: Trish Hackett Nicola, CG (Washington) is currently a Region 1 director on the APG Board and chapter representative for the Puget Sound Chapter. Trish is on APG’s Chapter Activities Committee. Mary Penner (New Mexico) chairs the APG Publications Advisory Committee. She has been awarded research grants from the Kansas State Historical Society and the State Historical Society of Missouri. Her articles appear frequently in the Ancestry Weekly Journal and in many genealogical magazines.

Region 2: Midwest: Billie Stone Fogarty (Oklahoma) is president of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society and vice-president and program chair of the Oklahoma Home & Community Continuing Education Genealogy Group. She belongs to the Genealogical Speakers Guild and teaches continuing education classes. Paul Milner (Illinois) is co-author of A Genealogists Guide to Discovering your English Ancestors and A Genealogists Guide to Discovering your Scottish Ancestors, is a well-known speaker and author.

Region 3: Southeast: Donald Moore, CG (Virginia) is a Board-certified genealogist with an interest in colonial Virginia research. He is past president of the Virginia Beach Genealogical Society, vice president of the Virginia Genealogical Society, and editor of its newsletter. C. Ann Staley, CG (Florida) is a professional genealogist, consultant, instructor, and lecturer at local, state, and national levels. She is a board member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

Region 4: Northeast: Amy E.K. Arner (Pennsylvania) is a researcher specializing in Western Pennsylvania, the president of the Great Lakes Chapter, and a proofreader for the APG Quarterly. Karen Mauer Green (New York) holds an M.A. in Museum Studies and specializes in Huguenots, New York, and the Mid-Atlantic area. The owner of Frontier Press Bookstore, she has served APG as a trustee and regional vice-president.

International Region: Eileen M. O’Duill, CG (Ireland) specializes in international probate research and has lectured at national conferences in the United States and in Ireland. Jan Gow (New Zealand) is a tutor, lecturer, and presenter at the local, national, and international level since 1985, and served on the APG and New Zealand Society of Genealogists boards.

Nominations Committee: Donna Moughty (Florida) has chaired the Professional Management Conference from 2005–2008, is treasurer of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and a delegate to the Federation of Genealogical Societies. David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA (Utah) is employed by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the Director of the Planning and Coordination Division. A noted authority on Irish research, he is a past-president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and of the Utah Genealogical Association and a Fellow of the latter.

The Association of Professional Genealogists (, established in 1979, represents over 1,800 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, local, and social history. Its members represent all fifty states, Canada, and twenty-six other countries.

Contact: Kathleen W. Hinckley, CG, Executive Director,
Association of Professional Genealogists
P.O. Box 350998, Westminster, CO 80035-0998
Phone 303-422-9371, fax 303-456-8825, e-mail