Welcome to the Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists

Our Chapter is committed to raising interest in professional genealogical practices and services and supporting those engaged in the business of genealogy in the Great Lakes region. We promote high ethical standards, advocacy, and collaboration. Our meetings offer a forum for sharing information and ideas between members.

Become A Member

If you’re looking for a supportive community of professionals dedicated to genealogy research and sound business practices, we invite you to join the Great Lakes Chapter! Membership is open to any current APG member, particularly those with an interest in the Great Lakes region. We meet virtually each month to discuss topics of interest to researchers, speakers, writers, educators, librarians, and others. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or still exploring all of the exciting opportunities in the field of genealogy, we welcome you to become part of our community.

  • Our Chapter promotes the objectives of APG within the Great Lakes region
    and upholds genealogical standards and best practices. Each member agrees to abide by the APG Code of Ethics.
  • We encourage lifelong learning and collaboration between genealogists of all skill
    and experience levels. We offer opportunities for skill development, enrichment, and networking.
  • Chapter members discuss topics of interest, ask questions, and share ideas in lively
    exchanges during our monthly online meetings. We support service, advocacy, and mentorship within the genealogical community.

Find A Genealogist

Members of the Great Lakes Chapter APG may accept family history research projects, speak to audiences, teach at institutes, provide consulting services, prepare lineage society applications, write for or edit publications, work as librarians or archivists, or offer other genealogical services. Each member has pledged to abide by the APG Code of Ethics. Their areas of specialty, fees, and availability vary.

To find a professional to help you with your family history needs, please view our Hire a Genealogist page.