APG Announces Winner of APG Young Professional Scholarship

The following announcement was written by the Association of Professional Genealogists:

APG to Honor Student and/or Young Professional with Strong Interest in Developing a Career in Genealogy

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. and WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 30 August 2014—Today at the 2014 Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference in San Antonio, the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) announced the winner of the APG Young Professional Scholarship: Eva Goodwin, of Oakland, California.

The APG Young Professional Scholarship, goes to a student and/or young professional between the ages of 18-29 who aspires to a professional career in genealogy. The scholarship includes a registration for the APG Professional Management Conference (PMC) and a stipend of up to $1,000 to defray costs of travel and lodging at the conference. APG PMC 2015, which will take place in Salt Lake City on 8–9 January 2015.

Goodwin is a 2008 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and attends national conferences and institutes to build her expertise and is a graduate of the 18th ProGen Study Group. She volunteers for the California Genealogical Society and Library. Her business, Family Archaeologies, consists of three prongs: research, consulting, and area she calls meta-genealogy meaning genealogy in context. She offers a workshop called, “The Ancestor Project,” which is geared to young adults exploring their identities through the lens of their ancestry.

She finds consulting to be the fastest-growing part of her business, as more and more information is available online. “I’ve seen in my own business that, as more and more information is available to researchers online, professionals are called upon more often to help them once they’re stuck,” said Goodwin. “Thank you to the APG for the scholarship. I am looking forward to the learning and networking opportunities available at the APG PMC next year.”

“Eva represents excellence in genealogy among young professionals,” said Kimberly T. Powell, APG President. “She offers exciting ideas on the future of genealogy and in reaching and teaching the next generation. We look forward to her participation in APG’s PMC.”

APG announced additional awards at today’s ceremony. See the press release at http://www.apgen.org.

About the Association of Professional Genealogists

The Association of Professional Genealogists, established in 1979, represents more than 2,700 genealogists, librarians, writers, editors, historians, instructors, booksellers, publishers, and others involved in genealogy-related businesses. APG encourages genealogical excellence, ethical practice, mentoring and education. The organization also supports the preservation and accessibility of records useful to the fields of genealogy and history. Its members represent all fifty states, Canada, and thirty other countries. APG is active on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

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