Association of Professional Genealogists Opens Registration for 2014 Professional Management Conference

Expert Genealogists to Address “Embracing Innovation and Opportunity” in Genealogy

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo.,24 October 2013−The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) today opened registration and announced the theme and speakers for the 2014 Professional Management Conference (PMC). Genealogical speakers with wide-ranging expertise will address this year’s theme, “Embracing Innovation and Opportunity.” The event will feature 10 speakers covering topics of importance to professionals, including brand and business building, professional-grade DNA studies, writing for a variety of audiences, working with entertainment and corporate clients, and more. Professionals and those interested in advancing their genealogy skills will enjoy the networking and discussion opportunities, as well as the lectures. The event will be held the 10th and 11th of January 2014 at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

“The 17th annual PMC offers an exciting slate of speakers who will address key practical areas of professional genealogy,” said APG President Kenyatta D. Berry. “Last year’s two-day format, as well as the virtual option, were well received by our members and will be offered again this year.”

Register Now for APG PMC 2014

Attendance at PMC is open to APG members and to non-members. Attendees may choose to attend the full conference or a single day. Early-bird pricing ends 6 January 2014. Details on pricing and the conference sessions are available at Virtual registration for the event will be open later this year.

Speakers and topics include:

D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS—New Industries, New Worlds: Working for Entertainment and Corporate Clients

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL— “Good Name in Man or Woman”: Protecting a Professional Reputation

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA—Lights! Camera! Connection! Will Genealogy-Based TV Improve My Business?

Claire V. Brisson-Banks, MLIS, AG—The Pursuit from Genealogy Hobbyist to Professional

Harold Henderson, CG: Workshop—The Story of Jethro's Story: The Making of a NGSQ Article

Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG—Gaining Recognition in the Genealogical Community: Climbing the Professional Ladder

Melissa Johnson—Discovering and Communicating Your Unique Value: Personal Branding for Professional Genealogists

Angela Packer McGhie—(1) Writing a Genealogy Business Plan and (2) Networking for Genealogists: Making Connections Online and In-Person

CeCe Moore—Workshop: Advanced DNA for Professionals

Mary Penner—Workshop: It’s Not a Report. It’s Not a Summary. It’s a Genealogical Narrative!

Lecture details and full speaker biographies are posted at

A Week of Genealogy

PMC kicks off more than a week of genealogical activities in Salt Lake City. Beginning two days after PMC, genealogists can enjoy Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), also held at the Radisson hotel. SLIG features week-long, in-depth instruction on more than 10 genealogical subjects. More details available at

About the Association of Professional Genealogists

The Association of Professional Genealogists (, established in 1979, represents more than 2,700 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 (