I am currently the co-chair of the committee that is forming an Indiana chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

APG was organized in 1979.  According to their website, http://www.apgen.org, “APG is an independent organization whose principal purpose is to support professional genealogists in all phases of their work:  from the amateur genealogist wishing to turn knowledge and skill into a vocation to the experienced professional seeking to exchange ideas with colleagues and to upgrade the profession as a whole.  The association also seeks to protect the interest of those engaging in the services of the professional.”

I have been working with a small group to organize a chapter for the state of Indiana.  There are some chapters that are “close” to Indiana, but not real close. So, we are working together to have our own chapter.

To date, we have contacted those professional genealogists that may have an interest in an Indiana chapter and we have drafted preliminary by-laws.  As soon as we have the go-ahead, we will do the next step in establishing our chapter.

If you are a professional, and are interested in being a member of the Indiana chapter, please contact me at mcgen@cinergymetro.net.  Please use the Subject:  Indiana chapter.  We also have a yahoo group page – indianachapter.  Please be sure to sign up there as well!