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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Society Profile - The New England Chapter of APG

The New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (NEAPG) is one of the 22 participating societies in the 2011 New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC)

The New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (NEAPG) is the local chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). NEAPG is designed to be a place where professionals from a wide variety of specialties can come together with the common ground of genealogy to:
  • To promote international awareness of, and interest in, professional genealogical services,
  • To promote professional standards in genealogical research, writing and speaking,
  • To engage in activities which improve access, facilitate research and preserve records used in the fields of genealogy and local history,
  • To promote awareness of activities and/or laws which may affect genealogical and historical research,
  • To educate the membership and public through publications and lectures, and provide support for those engaged in genealogical pursuits as a business.

Members include family historians, professional researchers, librarians, archivists, writers, editors, consultants, indexers, instructors, lecturers, heir searches, house historians, lineage society applications, identification and dating of old photographs, columnists, booksellers, publishers, computer specialists and geneticists.

Members benefit from:
  • Bimonthly educational meetings
  • Email updates with chapter news and member activities
  • Networking opportunities
  • Basic listing on chapter website
  • Optional expanded listing in chapter brochure (printed and online)
The Chapter also sponsors other activities throughout the year, including advanced genealogy discussions and field trips to major genealogical repositories in the region.

NEAPG has worked with many groups providing their expertise to others. Some of these activities include providing consultants for Ancestor Road Shows for the New England Historic Genealogical Society / Ancestry.com, Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Massachusetts Genealogical Council.

Membership with the NEAPG is open to anyone who is a current member of
the (APG) and willing to support the APG Code of Ethics.


Looking for a researcher
Many of our professional genealogists will be happy to assist with your research; speak to your group on numerous genealogical topics or provide a variety of other services. Most must charge fees to cover their expenses, investment in their continuing education, acquired experience and valuable time. We know you want excellence in the services you seek and we encourage you to contact our members to see if one can address your needs. Since we travel frequently to attend conferences and conduct research, please allow time for a response to your inquiries. Visit the NEAPG website www.neapg.org to see profiles of our members.


Officers:

 Vice President: Katherine K. Lowrie vp@neapg.org
 


NEAPG is currently selling professionally produced DVDs of Workshops that are presented by Dr. Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS. Other videos of workshops by other speakers are planned. Visit our website to keep up on current information. See what DVDs are available.


The New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC) is being held April 6-10, 2011 in Springfield, MA. More information is available from the conference website
  

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