What is a Professional Genealogist?

Professional genealogists have a dedication to family history and genealogical research, combined with formal training, continuing education, expertise, and experience. The professional genealogist upholds ethical, privacy, and legal standards, and complies with established genealogical standards, methodologies, and practices. Sharing knowledge, expertise, and research results with clients or the public is a key element of being a professional genealogist. 

Are you considering becoming a professional genealogist? Check out APG's helpful "Are You Ready to Become a Professional Genealogist?" page for a detailed checklist. 

Helpful Tips When Hiring a Genealogist

When deciding to hire a professional genealogist, there are a number of factors you may want to consider.