Professional Genealogists Re-Form Chapter in St. Louis

Some people say that “the second time around” is better. Maybe that’s why some genealogists in St. Louis have just re-established a professional genealogists’ 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, “Since 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.

“Our 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.” She said members will tour unique, little-known research facilities in the St. Louis area and promote the skills and services of professional genealogists.

For more information, visit the APG Web site at or contact Stamm at [email protected].


2 thoughts on “Professional Genealogists Re-Form Chapter in St. Louis

  1. I am glad to hear that this has happened. Possibly they could help the local Genealogical groups and the schools with more knowledge about genealogical research also. Always glad to hear people are working on improving genealogy. SusiCP

  2. A wonderful idea.It promises international relations. My 4th g-uncle William Welsh,born 1814 in Bangalore,India ,son of Gen James Welsh of Edinburgh and Sarah Light of Siam,studied and practised medecine in St Louis 1842-1848. He was killed in a fall from his horse and received a civic funeral. His own uncle William Light founded Adelaide,the city in which I live.

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