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.

Press release: APG Professional Management Conference online registration ends Sept 10

Online Registration for PMC Ends Saturday, September 10

The APG Professional Management Conference (PMC) is in two weeks at Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the experts and network with your colleagues. The PMC begins with a dessert reception on Wednesday night, followed by three days of education. The library will be open for PMC attendees ONLY on Friday night and includes a pizza party hosted by MyHeritage who will also be giving away door prizes.

We recently added more discussion groups for informal gatherings on Fridaynight. Topics will be Starting a Genealogy Business, Starting a Forensic Genealogy Business, Why We Don’t Write and How We Can, Genealogical Speaking, and BCG Certification.

Twelve sessions will be filmed and available for purchase following the PMC, plus the syllabus. So if you cannot attend this year, watch for the announcement with details on purchasing recordings.

If you are attending, don’t miss the distribution of door prizes valued at over $5,000. A big thank you to PMC sponsors: MyHeritage, AncestryProGenealogists, FamilySearch, Legacy Tree Genealogists, and Twisted Twigs.

Online registration ends on Saturday, September 10. To see the program and register, go to www.apgen.org/conferences.