Friday, May 11, 2012

Association of Professional Genealogists Announces Golden Chapter Award and Welcomes New Chapter

Second Life APG Chapter Recognized for its Creativity in Bringing Together Members Virtually and Worldwide; New Indiana Chapter to Serve Professionals in Active Region for Genealogy

CINCINNATI, Ohio and WESTMINSTER, Colo., 11 May 2012—Today at the 2012 National Genealogical Society (NGS) Family History Conference, the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) announced that it has named the APG Second Life (SL) Chapter the winner of its Golden Chapter Award. The APG also announced today that its board has approved a new chapter for the organization, the Indiana APG Chapter.

“We congratulate the APG Second Life Chapter for its innovation in supporting members worldwide,” said APG President Kenyatta D. Berry, who presented the award at an APG chapter gathering yesterday evening. “This chapter has gone far in benefiting those who are unable to attend local chapter meetings in person and, through its members’ collaboration, has developed numerous exciting programs.”

The Second Life APG Chapter meets in the Second Life virtual world and is open to all members anywhere in the world with Internet access, who may use their Second Life avatar personas.

“The Indiana APG Chapter will support professionals in a very busy region for genealogy,” said Berry. “We understand that many APG members in Indiana travel long distances to attend meetings of other APG chapters. We welcome this new chapter and look forward to hearing more as the chapter is launched and organized.” For information about joining the chapter, contact Maggie Champion at mcgen@cinergymetr.net.

About the Association of Professional Genealogists

The Association of Professional Genealogists (www.apgen.org), 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 (www.twitter.com/apggenealogy) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/AssociationofProfessionalGenealogists).