Thursday, September 23, 2010

APG at WDYTYA? Live 2011

Hello All -

For those of you who may be interested in possibly knowing more about professional genealogy, and about those who are practicing professional genealogists (like myself), the Association of Professional Genealogists are planning on having a information booth at this upcoming Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2011 in London. The APG is headquartered in the US, but has members from all over the world. Here is some further information regarding their trip to London from their Executive Director, Kathleen W. Hinckley, CG:

"The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) announced today that it will participate in the Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE 2011, The National Conference, this coming February in London, U.K. APG will exhibit at the event, with the goal of educating new audiences on the benefits of hiring professional genealogists who adhere to genealogical standards and ethics.

APG president Laura Prescott and APG executive director Kathleen Hinckley, CG, will represent the organization at the show. "The APG represents more than 2,000 professional genealogists in more than 30 countries," said Prescott. "The Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE conference will give APG an opportunity to meet approximately 15,000 family history enthusiasts and educate them about our mission and the availability of our members to serve them."The APG's international committee has been exploring the growing need for professional genealogists in markets outside of North America. The committee, with members in England, India, Ireland, Israel and the U.S., examines opportunities to share the APG message and promote international awareness of, and interest in, professional genealogical services.

The upcoming exhibition will be the APG's first conference presence outside of North America.About the Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE 2011 Conference and Exhibition The Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE 2011 conference, the U.K.'s largest and most comprehensive family history event, will be held February 25-27, 2011 at London's historic Olympia Exhibition Centre. The conference, held since 2007, was created in response to overwhelming interest in the U.K.'s television show Who Do You Think You Are?, now in its seventh season. The show features nearly 200 exhibitors and more than 100 seminars and workshops. Celebrities from the U.K. show will also appear. See http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.co.uk for more information.

About the APG The Association of Professional Genealogists (http://www.apgen.org), established in 1979, represents more than 2,000 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, local, and social history. Its members represent all fifty states, Canada, and thirty other countries."

The good folks at the APG have asked us to spread the word about the "Yanks" coming to London. We are hoping all of you out there will turn out - it will definitely be a good time, and there will be lots of booths and great lectures. The WDYTYA? Live event seems to get bigger and better every year.

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