For All My Relations
Jul 3, 2014 | 19:34 pm
When I think about my dad, it's not my biological father that comes to mind. The man I call 'Daddy', Alfred Bruce Shepard, was my step-father. He raised me and loved me as if I were his biological child and[…]Read more...
The Photo Detective
Jun 25, 2014 | 09:01 am
Collection of authorThis unidentified bride and her mother posed circa 1914. The shawl collars on both of their dresses help place them in a time frame. So do the flowers.Edwardian era bouquets were large with trailing ribbons, vines or flowers. Large[…]Read more...
The Photo Detective
Jun 24, 2014 | 06:38 am
It's fascinating how online tools can expand our knowledge of a period/topic and how easy it is to share those discoveries. My little state of Rhode Island has a long history of printing--newspapers, one sheet broadsides and pamphlets. The Rhode[…]Read more...
Sherlock's Genealogical Adventures
Jun 19, 2014 | 02:01 am
This year The Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts (PGSMA) will be celebrating it's 25th year anniversary by holding a day long event entitled "An Eastern European and Polish Genealogical Roadshow" on June 21, 2014 at the Polish Center of Discovery and Learning[…]Read more...
The Photo Detective
Jun 18, 2014 | 06:55 am
Collection of the authorA. M.Estrella of Fall River, Massachusetts took this photograph in the first decade of the twentieth century. There is something really charming about the enhancements on this image. The pink flowers with green leaves were stamped on[…]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.