The National Capital Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (NCAC-APG) was formed in 1992 to promote the high standards
of ethics and professionalism in the genealogical field at the regional level. Nearly all of our members conduct research
in local repositories, such as the National Archives and Library of Congress, but many have geographic and ethnic specialities
outside the Capital area. Our members are also active in teaching, lecturing, publishing, and volunteering.
The NCAC-APG provides a list of members (see the Find A Genealogist tab) who
are available for a variety of research commissions and speaking engagements.
The Association of Professional Genealogists supports a Code of Ethics
and provides for arbitration of complaints.
Why Hire a Professional Genealogist?
“At family reumions, we talk about assembling a family tree,
or creating a Web site, or writing down all these great
stories before they are forgotten,
but we don’t know how to get started.”
“I’m skeptical about some of the information I find in online family trees.
How can I separate fact from fiction?”
“I’m confident that my research is sound, and I have 20 years’
worth of material on my ancestors, but they are just facts, and I want a story.”
“I have hit a brick wall, but I love doing my own research.
Can someone advise me on next steps instead of solving the
puzzle for me?”
“I like researching online, but I lose interest
when it involves trips to a library or an archive.
I’m willing to pay someone to do the parts of the research
I don’t enjoy.”
Professional genealogy services cover a wide variety of assignments. Whether
you need consulting services to help advance your own research or you want to
hire someone to do all or part of the work, you can rely on APG members to adhere
to a professional code of conduct, from initial contact to delivery of results.
News for NCAC-APG Members
The National Capital Area Chapter was to have a booth at the
National Archives Genealogy Fair on April 17th and 18th.
Unfortuantely, due to sequestration, this event has been canceled by the National Archives.
Members of the National Capital Area Chapter:
your annual dues are due. You must be a paid-up member of the national APG.
Here is the membership renewal form.
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Unless otherwise noted, meetings of the NCAC-APG are held on the third Saturday of January, April, July, and October
at 2 p.m. at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
Please see the Programs tab for more information.
Visitors who are members of APG are welcome. For further information, please contact our Chapter Representative, Sandra Clunies,
News Of and From Our Members
Rebecca Whitman Koford in recognition of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812,
is assisting with the "Preserve the Pensions: War of 1812" project.
The War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Files housed in the National Archives in Washington, D.C., are being digitized and
placed online FREE OF CHARGE – FOREVER!
Pleae help spread the word - more details are here