Finding Professional Resources

If you’re eager to explore your family’s history and trace your ancestry, a professional genealogist can be a valuable partner. They possess the expertise to navigate historical records and archives, enabling you to build your family tree and uncover intriguing stories from your past. This guide will help you find a qualified and reliable genealogist to guide you on this fascinating journey.

How to Hire a Genealogist

Guidelines prepared by the Association of Professional Genealogist for hiring professional genealogists. Complements Member Directory which identifies professional genealogists who accept clients for fee-based services..

Board for Certification of Genealogists

Non-Profit organization that promotes standards, competence, and ethics among professional and lay genealogists through programs of outreach, publication, and education..

Association of Professional Genealogists

Not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the genealogical profession. Maintains a Code of Ethics and Professional Practices and Member Directory of nearly 3,000 genealogy professionals.

National Genealogical Society

A recently merged organization (2020) that supports individual genealogists and genealogy societies to connect their families to the past and for the future.