The Photo Detective
Apr 16, 2014 | 07:27 am
I'm having a great time playing with Pixlr.com The evidence is this collage that focuses on the details in this wedding portrait. It's another unidentified bride and groom from images I've collected.On April 6th, The New York Times included a[…]Read more...
For All My Relations
Apr 10, 2014 | 18:09 pm
I have several direct and collateral ancestors that served in the Civil War. One of those relations was Christopher Vickers (sometime spelled Vicars). There are several Christopher Vickers that were born and died in the same parts of New England[…]Read more...
The Photo Detective
Apr 9, 2014 | 08:30 am
President and Mrs. Cleveland, Littleton View Co., 1886.In 1886, 21-year-oldFrances Folsom married 49-year-old President Grover Cleveland, a bachelor. Frances became an instant style maven with young women copying her hairstyle. She was the daughter of one of Cleveland's friends, Oscar Folsom.[…]Read more...
The Photo Detective
Apr 6, 2014 | 10:27 am
A great big thank you to everyone who attended yesterday's Maine Genealogical Society Spring Conference held in Augusta. I have a new appreciation for that part of the state. It was my first trip to the state capitol and I[…]Read more...
Sherlock's Genealogical Adventures
Apr 5, 2014 | 08:54 am
Image used from Wikipedia under GNU Free Documentation LicenseGenetic genealogy is the application of genetics to traditional genealogy. Genetic genealogy involves the use of genealogical DNA testing to determine the level and type of the genetic relationship between individuals. From[…]Read more...
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Welcome to NEAPG!
The New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (NEAPG) is the local chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). NEAPG was officially recognized in December 2007, nearly five years after recognition of its parent, the Greater Boston Chapter of APG.
NEAPG is designed to be a place where professionals from a wide variety of specialties can come together with the common ground of genealogy to:
- To promote international awareness of, and interest in, professional genealogical services,
- To promote professional standards in genealogical research, writing and speaking,
- To engage in activities which improve access, facilitate research and preserve records used in the fields of genealogy and local history,
- To promote awareness of activities and/or laws which may affect genealogical and historical research,
- To educate the membership and public through publications and lectures, and provide support for those engaged in genealogical pursuits as a business.
Our members represent many different backgrounds and areas of expertise. Members include family historians, professional researchers, librarians, archivists, writers, editors, consultants, indexers, instructors, lecturers, heir searches, house historians, lineage society applications, identification and dating of old photographs, columnists, booksellers, publishers, computer specialists and geneticists.
Members benefit from:
- Up to six meetings a year featuring roundtable discussions, repository tours, talks by members, and networking
- Private email list for exchanging tips and questions, announcing events, and comraderie
- Email updates with chapter news and member activities
- Basic listing of your services on this website
- An optional expanded listing of your services in our chapter brochure (printed and online); current cost is $20, in addition to membership.
The Chapter also sponsors other activities throughout the year, including advanced genealogy discussions and field trips to major genealogical repositories in the region.
NEAPG has worked with many groups providing their expertise to others. Some of these activities include providing consultants for Ancestor Road Shows for the New England Historic Genealogical Society / Ancestry.com, Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Massachusetts Genealogical Council.
To be eligible for membership with the NEAPG you must be current member of the (APG) and willing to support the APG Code of Ethics. You may apply for or renew your APG membership online at www.apgen.org. If you would like to join our chapter, simply complete the membership form and return it to us. Chapter dues are $20 per year (January-December).
Looking for a researcher
Many of our professional genealogists will be happy to assist with your research; speak to your group on numerous genealogical topics or provide a variety of other services. Most must charge fees to cover their expenses, investment in their continuing education, acquired experience and valuable time. We know you want excellence in the services you seek and we encourage you to contact our members to see if one can address your needs. Since we travel frequently to attend conferences and conduct research, please allow time for a response to your inquiries. To learn more, see our Directory of Members, all of whom have subscribed to the APG Code of Ethics. For information on the many factors that should be considered when retaining a professional researcher, see APG’s brochure, Hiring a Professional.
NEAPG is currently selling professionally produced DVDs of Workshops that are presented by Dr. Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS. Other videos of workshops by other speakers are planned. Visit our website to keep up on current information. See what DVDs are available.