Friday, September 26, 2014

APG Shows Commitment to Next Generation with Young Professional Discount for 2015 Professional Management Conference

Build Your Career Skills at the Only Conference Aimed at Professional Genealogy

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 26 September 2014 −The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) today demonstrated its commitment to next-generation genealogists by offering young professionals a significant discount to APG’s Professional Management Conference (PMC). The Young Professional discount offers savings of 40 percent off the full price of the conference, with additional discounts for single days. The conference, themed “Professional-Grade Genealogy,” will be held the 8–9 January 2015 at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Registration is now open for the 2015 PMC at

“APG knows the importance of attracting and mentoring new genealogists and professionals,” said APG President Kimberly Powell. “We have designed APG’s Professional Management Conference to appeal to professionals of all skill levels and are offering opportunities to help young professionals and students to meet each other, develop relationships with established professionals, enhance their research skills, and build their businesses. Eva Goodwin, the winner of APG’s 2014 Young Professional Scholarship, plans to be in attendance.”

PMC 2015 – A Must-Attend Event

The 2015 PMC is two full days and will feature 14 speakers teaching 16 sessions (including four hands-on workshops) on key topics for professional genealogists. These include DNA, time management, genealogical standards, citation writing, having difficult conversations, setting fees, adoption research, and professional writing and speaking. PMC is the only genealogical conference focused on providing professional genealogists with opportunities for networking, advanced education, and professional and business development.

New in 2015, PMC Poster Sessions offer exciting and unique networking opportunities by providing professional genealogists with an informal, interactive opportunity to showcase research, share work, and exchange ideas. PMC will also feature the annual APG member meeting and the APG reception, the latter to be held Friday night.

On Thursday, 8 January 2015, FamilySearch is helping pay for lunch—making the plated lunch only $10. David Rencher, Chief Genealogical Officer at FamilySearch, will present "Do Online Trees Have a Place in the Professional Genealogists’ Toolkit?"

Visit for full conference details and to register for PMC 2015.

Register Now for PMC 2015

Young Professional pricing ends 15 November 2014. The Young Professional discount is available to APG members and non-members who are age 25 or younger. Attendees may choose to attend the full conference or a single day. Details on pricing and the conference sessions are available at

Speakers and Topics Will Include:
  • Thomas Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS—Three-part Workshop: You’ve Got Options: Many Ways to Cite Right
  • Angie Bush, MS—DNA and Genealogical Proof
  • CeCe Moore—Workshop: Genealogy Professionals Needed: How Adoptees Discover their Genealogical Roots
  • Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL—Finding the Law
  • Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL—(1) Workshop: Measuring Yourself against Standards: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Skills and (2) Get Paid for Your Passion: Setting Fees
  • Angela Packer McGhie—Time Management: Successfully Balancing the Demands of Our Many "Clients"
  • Kimberly Powell—Organizing Your Research and Writing with Scrivener
  • James M. Beidler—(1) Finding Your Niche: Matching Passion, Professionalism, and Pecuniary Interest and (2) Taxes and the Professional Genealogist
  • Anastasia Harman—Workshop: Professional Writing Foundations: 5 Ways to Improve Your Writing Today
  • Ron Arons, MBA—Mind Maps for Genealogy
  • Thomas MacEntee—Self-Publishing for Genealogists
  • Billie Stone Fogarty, MEd—So You Want to be a Genealogical Speaker
  • Christina Grover—How to Have Difficult conversations with Clients and Colleagues

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.