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Professional Genealogy – Back in Print and 17% Off Sale Extended Thru September 1

Imaging going to a genealogy seminar and having nothing but great classes taught by some of the very best professional genealogists in the county. That is what you get in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians. Edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG; this book was primarily compiled to […]

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Virtual PMC 2015 Registration Now Open

The following is from APG: Registration is now open for the 2015 Virtual Professional Management Conference at The largest Virtual PMC to date offers TWO full days — that’s 9 total sessions — of PMC’s must-have instruction streamed live to your computer or mobile device. Choose from the full Virtual PMC line up, one-day […]

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Dutch Citizen Helps Overseas Chinese Locate their Ancestry

The following excerpt is from an article written by Liu Zhihua, and posted in the October 18, 2014 edition of A Dutch citizen eager to trace back his family history now helps many overseas Chinese do the same, Liu Zhihua reports. Huihan Lie, a 36-year-old Dutch citizen, never expected he would someday make a […]

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Upcoming FREE Live APG Webinars – Aug. 23 & Sept. 16

The following was received from the APG Professional Development Committee: Mark your calendars! Don’t miss the following upcoming APG webinars brought to you by the APG Professional Development Committee. Register soon to reserve your spot. The first webinar is scheduled for this coming Saturday. You can also stay on top of upcoming APG professional development […]

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Association of Professional Genealogists Names Kimberly T. Powell President

The following was received from APG: Executive Committee, Board Members, and Nominating Committee Elected for the Next Term WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 27 November 2013 − Today the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) announced election results for its 2014–2015 executive committee, as well as for nine board members, and two nominating committee members. Kimberly T. Powell […]

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Online Directory of British Genealogical Reseachers

Are you looking to have someone do professional research for you in the British Isles? If so, you might want to check out I counted 27 links for folks doing research in England alone. Categories are found at the site for: England Scotland Wales Ireland USA Canada Australia New Zealand Europe.

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Registration Now Open for APG Professional Management Conference 2014

The following was written by APG staff: Early-bird registration for the 2014 Professional Management Conference (PMC), “Embracing Innovation and Opportunity,” is now open online at The two-day conference will be held at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City on 10–11 January 2014. PMC offers interactive, relevant guidance in advanced genealogical research skills […]

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Becoming an Accredited Genealogist

You already love genealogy. There is a good chance you enjoy teaching others the research skills you have learned doing you own research. Why not gain some recognition for your professionalism and become an accredited genealogist? If you ever though about getting your accreditation or simply wondered about the process then Becoming an Accredited Genealogist: […]

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BYU Seeking Family History Specialist

The following was received from APG: Brigham Young University (Provo, UT) is currently conducting a search to fill a History faculty position. The search is for a family history specialist, with preference for U.S. Southern States expertise, but other areas of specialty will be considered. An advanced degree (MA or PhD) and credentialing (AG or […]

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Heir Hunters Expert Loses to WWII Veteran’s Daughter

The following teaser is from a fascinating article posted at the June 11, 2013 edition of It seems that chasing down heirs can become a costly proposition… A TV-featured “heir hunter” has been beaten by a World War Two veteran’s natural daughter in a High Court race to inherit the ex-soldier’s home. Peter Birchwood, […]

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Megan Smolenyak on Irish Heritage

The following excerpt is from an interview with my friend, Megan Smolenyak, published in the March 31, 2013 edition of Background: Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak (who goes by Megan Smolenyak2 on her website in a nod to her married name) is a genealogist who has unearthed the Irish roots of many well-known people, including President […]

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FamilySearch Seeking Candidates for their Nordic Research Unit

The following was received from ICAPGEN: The Nordic Research Unit of FamilySearch is seeking candidates to assist patrons and write for the FamilySearch Wiki. We are seeking candidates to fill a six month temporary position with a focus on family history records, resources, and strategies for the countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and occasionally […]

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Board for Certification of Genealogists Announces Trustee & Website Changes

The following news release of October 26, 2012 is from Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL: Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, President of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, announced trustee changes to the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG), effective 14 October 2012. Yearly elections bring new or incumbent trustees to the board for three-year […]

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Becoming An Excellent Genealogist: Essays On Professional Research Skills

Genealogy is a hobby for many, a profession for others, and a passion for almost all practitioners. However, the one word that may be least used but best describes genealogy is science. Research science takes both skill and creative thinking. Genealogy is no different in this regard than any other science. And, like other scientists, […]

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Registration Open for APG Professional Management Conference

The following is from the Association of Professional Genealogists: Association of Professional Genealogists Announces Details for 2013 Professional Management Conference All-Star Speakers to Address Strategies for Building a Successful Business WESTMINSTER, Colo., 24 October 2012−The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) today unveiled the details of its upcoming Professional Management Conference (PMC). Top genealogical speakers will […]

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