Some people say that â€œthe second time aroundâ€ is better. Maybe thatâ€™s why some genealogists in St. Louis have just re-established a professional genealogistsâ€™ organization.
The group is called the St. Louis Mid-America Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). It is the 23rd chapter of APG, an international organization with more than 1,600 members. Members are researchers, writers, lecturers and others in fields related to family history who do professional-type work for hire or themselves.
Patricia Walls Stamm, Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer of St. Louis, said, â€œSince we previously chartered one of the first APG chapters back in 1997 (and later disbanded), we thought it was high time we re-established our group.
â€œOur core group members are all far more experienced as genealogists and businesspersons than we were nine years ago, so we decided to focus the reconstituted chapter on our own professional development.â€ She said members will tour unique, little-known research facilities in the St. Louis area and promote the skills and services of professional genealogists.