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Why hire a professional genealogist?

Why hire a professional genealogist?

A reputable genealogist is passionate about maintaining ethics and credibility. As a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, I am committed to the APG Code of Ethics, which ensures that I will serve my clients' needs to the best of my ability.


This Code FURTHER ensures that, as a professional, I will: 


  • Promote a coherent, truthful approach to genealogy, family history and local history;

  • Clearly present research results and opinions in a clear, well-organized manner, with accurately cited references;

  • Advertise services and credentials honestly;

  • Explain without concealment or misrepresentation all fees, charges, and payment structures;

  • Abide by agreements regarding project scope, number of hours, and deadlines or reporting schedules;

  • Refrain from knowingly violating or encouraging others to violate laws and regulations concerning copyright and right to privacy; and

  • Give proper credit to those who supply information and provide assistance.

– Courtesy of The Association
of Professional Genealogists

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