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Are you interested in a possible career as a professional genealogist? Want to learn how the pros approach genealogy research or tackle tough ethical situations? The APG's live webinars are open free to the public. Registration information for our upcoming webinars is included below.

Missed a webinar? Recordings of five+ years of past webinars are available to APG members as a benefit of membership. We would love to have you join us!


Event Details
Monday, 15 October 2018
8:00p.m. EDT

20 Essential Tips for Genealogical Speakers
Presenter: D. Joshua Taylor

Registration required:

The world of professional speaking offers numerous unique opportunities for genealogists. Whether you have recently found yourself “on the circuit” or have been speaking for a while, there are always new things to learn. Together we will explore a range of tips for all speakers including setting realistic expectations, preparing and organizing presentations, keeping your content current and diverse, and rising above last minute complications.

About the Presenter: D. Joshua Taylor is president of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) and a frequent speaker on family history at events throughout the globe. A host on the PBS series Genealogy Roadshow, Joshua has also been featured on Who Do You Think You Are? and is a course coordinator for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh.

Monday, 19 November 2018
8:00p.m. EDT

Accounting Tips, Tricks and Hacks: What the Solo Genealogy Pro Needs to Know
Presenter: James M. Beidler

Registration required:

Genealogists are ordinarily great record-keepers … when it comes to genealogy, but maybe not always when it comes to business records. James M. Beidler has been on both sides of the table – as the owner of a small genealogy business, he knows what records are most valuable to keep; as a tax preparer, he’s dealt with both organized and “shoebox” clients. Listen to some ideas on what to spend time on and what to outsource.

About the Presenter: In addition to running his own genealogy business, James M. Beidler is also an Enrolled Agent tax preparer who has a small independent tax practice. He’s had three commercially published genealogy books and is working on a fourth. He also works as an editor of research reports for Legacy Tree Genealogists, a leading paid research genealogy firm. Beidler was born in Reading, PA, and raised in nearby Berks County, where he currently resides. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hofstra University in Long Island, NY, with a BA in political science in 1982.

Monday, 17 December 2018
8:00p.m. EDT

Time = Money: Management Systems
Presenter: Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG®

Registration required:

To operate a successful business we need to manage our records and our time. Learn how to develop and how to implement systems for keeping our business records, for tracking our activities, and for managing our time.

About the Presenter: Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG® is a full-time professional researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County research, forensic genealogy, problem solving, and multi-generational family histories. On behalf of the Department of the Army, Jeanne searches for and identifies family members of unaccounted for servicemen from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Jeanne writes articles for scholarly journals and society publications. She is a frequent lecturer at conferences, workshops, and institutes. She is a Trustee and the past president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

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