The National Capital Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (NCAC-APG) was formed in 1992 to promote the high standards of ethics and professionalism in the genealogical field at the regional level. Nearly all of our members conduct research in local repositories, such as the National Archives and Library of Congress, but many have geographic and ethnic specialities outside the Capital area. Our members are also active in teaching, lecturing, publishing, and volunteering.

The NCAC-APG provides a list of members (see the Find A Genealogist tab) who are available for a variety of research commissions and speaking engagements. The Association of Professional Genealogists supports a Code of Ethics and provides for arbitration of complaints.

Why Hire a Professional Genealogist?

At family reumions, we talk about assembling a family tree, or creating a Web site, or writing down all these great stories before they are forgotten, but we dont know how to get started.

Im skeptical about some of the information I find in online family trees. How can I separate fact from fiction?

Im confident that my research is sound, and I have 20 years worth of material on my ancestors, but they are just facts, and I want a story.

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Professional genealogy services cover a wide variety of assignments. Whether you need consulting services to help advance your own research or you want to hire someone to do all or part of the work, you can rely on APG members to adhere to a professional code of conduct, from initial contact to delivery of results.

The National Capital Area Chapter has received the Golden Chapter Award from the Association of Professional Genealogists at their 2014 meeting in Richmond, Virgniia.

News for NCAC-APG Members

Other Meetings of Interest

August 15-17: the 2014 International Genetic Genealogy Conference will be held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Washington, D.C. More information can be found here: 4H Youth Conference Center.

News Of and From Our Members

NCAC-APG member Victor S. Dunn, CG, has won the 2014 Mosher Award Competition from the Board for Certification of Genealogists. The Award funds scholarly research on colonial Virginia topics.

Members of the National Capital Area Chapter: your annual dues for 2014 were due in January. You must be a paid-up member of the national APG. Here is the membership renewal form.

Past NCAC APG President, Angela Packer McGhie, is the new Coordinator for the Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies course at the Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research! You can read the announcement and register here.

Darcie Hind Posz is the new coordinator of the NGSQ Article Online Discussion Group. Darcie has been a participant in the Tuesday evening group for several years.
Persons interested in joining one of the online discussion groups can reach Darcie at:

Rebecca Whitman Koford in recognition of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, is assisting with the "Preserve the Pensions: War of 1812" project. The War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Files housed in the National Archives in Washington, D.C., are being digitized and placed online FREE OF CHARGE FOREVER!
Pleae help spread the word - more details are here.
Schedule of Meetings
January 25 April 19 July 19 October 18
On-line webinar*
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at the Archives or
On-line by webinar*
Attend in person
at the Archives or
On-line by webinar*

*Access to webinars will be e-mailed to members of the DC Chapter before the meeting.

Unless otherwise noted, meetings of the NCAC-APG are held on the third Saturday of January, April, July, and October
at 2 p.m. in Room G24 at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Please see the Programs tab for more information. Visitors who are members of APG are welcome. For further information, please contact our Chapter Representative, Sandra Clunies, .

Officers for 2013-2014

    Darcie Hind Posz   Email:
Victoria KinnearEmail:
Bob JohnsonEmail:
Linda VertEmail:
Chapter Representative
Sandra MacLean CluniesEmail:

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