Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

I want to wish everyone a very successful year for genealogy in 2012. I took some time off from blogging this fall as I am pregnant with my third child. My family is very excited to welcome a new baby girl in April.

Genealogy education is still very important to me and so I will resume blogging and posting important announcements in this area in 2012. I look forward to sharing ideas and opportunities with you.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Early-Bird Deadline for APG Professional Management Conference

I received the following press release from the Association of Professional Genealogists and think this is an excellent educational opportunity. There are seven presentations included in the program, and the conference is conveniently scheduled between the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the RootsTech conference.

APG Professional Management Conference

WESTMINSTER, Colo., December 12, 2011− The early-bird registration deadline is rapidly approaching for the upcoming APG Professional Management Conference (PMC). The one-day conference will be held February 1, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel, Salt Lake City. Members who sign up before December 31, 2011 will receive $25 off of the registration fee. The conference is also open to non-members. PMC is being held one day before the RootsTech Family History & Technology Conference (

The conference, themed “Techniques, Tools, and Technology,” will feature lectures from top genealogists, including J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA; Paula Stuart-Warren, CG; Thomas MacEntee; Teresa Koch-Bostic; Melissa A. Johnson; Laura G. Prescott; Kory L. Meyerink, AG; and Diane L. Giannini, CG. Lectures will provide strategic and practical advice for genealogists, from research planning to earning a living.

The conference is open to professionals, aspiring professionals, and anyone interested in networking with professional genealogists. Lecture topics and registration details at

About 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 (

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 303-456-8825, email

Corey Oiesen, Communications Officer
Association of Professional Genealogists