Deadline for APG Young Professional Scholarship is July 15

APG to Honor Student or Young Professional with Strong Interest in Developing a Career in Genealogy

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 1 July 2017 – The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) is now accepting applications for the APG Young Professional Scholarship. The scholarship goes to a young professional or a student who aspires to a professional career in genealogy. The scholarship awards a registration for the APG Professional Management Conference (PMC) and a stipend of up to $1,000 to defray costs of travel and lodging at the conference. The winner will be announced in August 2017 for attendance at the APG PMC 2017, which will take place near Washington, DC, on 29 September to 1 October 2017.

“Genealogy is not just your grandmother’s hobby anymore!” said Billie Stone Fogarty, APG President. “It is now an exciting field for the young professional and APG is proud to highlight the outstanding newcomers to our field with this scholarship to the conference designed by and for the professional genealogist.”

APG Young Professional Scholarship Eligibility and Application Details

Eligible applicants are any current or aspiring genealogy professional between the ages of 18 and 29 as of 1 January of 2017. You may apply for yourself, or on behalf of a worthy candidate.

Applications should contain the following: name; address; primary contact phone number; email address; school name and/or school address (if applicable); list of extracurricular activities (including student organizations and volunteer activities); a general letter of recommendation; a letter of recommendation from an individual who has witnessed the applicants interest in genealogy; and short answers (500 to 750 words) to two questions. The questions are:

1) Discuss a specific record collection, media, digital source or other resource that has significantly changed your perspective about family history or research strategy along with the pros and cons of that record source, and how you used it to resolve a genealogical problem.

2) What do you envision a genealogical career will encompass in the next five years and how do you see yourself involved then?

The application is available online at http://apgen.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/YPS_Application_Form.pdf, or by contacting the APG office. Applications should be submitted to the APG office by 15 July 2017 in PDF format to Kathleen W. Hinckley, CG, APG Executive Director,admin@apgen.org.

Dallas Genealogical Society 2017 Summer Seminar: Sources, Storytelling & DNA

“Sources, Storytelling & DNA” features nationally-recognized family history researchers, speakers, and writers Lisa Louise Cooke, Sunny Morton, and Diahan Southard.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Session 1: Google Tools & Procedures for Solving Family History Mysteries
Session 2: Write Your Life Story
Session 3: Genetic Genealogy: Here’s What youNeed To Know
Session 4: Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Session 1: Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church: An In-Depth Look at U.S. Religious Records
Session 2: 10 Ways to Enhance Your Genealogy with Video
Session 3: The Combined Power of YDNA and Autosomal DNA: A Case Study
Session 4: How to Create Exciting Interactive Family History Tours with Google Earth

For more information and registration, go to the DGS website:

http://dallasgenealogy.com/dgs/meetings-events/seminars/2017-summer-seminar/

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