Monday, October 04, 2004

(17-3) Family history enthusiasts join new Florida group by June C. Byrne

A new Florida group that advances professionalism in family history research is now accepting members throughout the state.

The APG Florida Chapter, a nonprofit corporation, was established this year to support members, educate the public in family history, promote high professional standards and help preserve access to historical access to historical records in the state.

“Although the state has many genealogical organizations, the Florida Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) is the only professional one devoted to supporting family historians and others who do professional-quality work for hire or for themselves.” says its president Richard F. Robinson, a Certified Genealogical Records Specialist, of Delay Beach, Florida.

Members are professional researchers, writers, lecturers, or work in related fields, but many do professional-caliber research for their families, are genealogy students or working toward certification or accreditation in the popular field of genealogy.

Anyone is eligible to join the Florida organization as long as they also join APG, an international organization of more than 1,400 members who agree to abide by a code of professional ethics.

For more information or an application form, visit the Websites, www.apgflorida.org and www.apgen.org or call membership chair, Laurie Caulk at (904) 234-1702

June C. Byrne
Publicity Chairperson,
Florida Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Inc.
Phone 386788-1692
e-mail: junebyr@yahoo.com


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