Category Archives: Honors

Congrats to Michael McCormick, AG®

Michael McCormick

The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) recently announced that Michael McCormick, AG was elected to a one-year term on the APG Nominations Committee.  The following bio was published in their December eNews:

“Michael McCormick, AG, of Utah, in addition to accepting clients directly or as an independent contractor for research firms, recently served six years as an executive and genealogist for a forensic genealogy firm processing over one hundred cases each year. Michael earned a master’s degree in genealogy from the University of Strathclyde, interned with FamilySearch, and is on the remote adjunct faculty for BYU-Idaho’s associate’s degree in family history research.”

We are always happy to hear about the involvement of our Accredited Genealogist professionals in the genealogy community, and encourage everyone to consider membership in the Association of Professional Genealogists. There are great networking opportunities within APG, and having a profile on their website can promote your professional services.

The annual APG Professional Management Conference will be in Salt Lake City September 19 through September 21, 2019, and if you are interested in presenting at it you’ve only got a few days left before the Call for Presentations deadline!  (They must be in by December 15th).  Click here for more details.

APG Recognition for Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS

Peggy LauritzenThe Association of Professional Genealogists recently honored one of our own at their annual Professional Management Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.  Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, OGSF, was awarded the Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to Professional Genealogy.  She was also recently named a Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society.  Well done, Peggy!

Here the press release where you can learn more about Peggy, who is accredited in the United States Mid-South region.

“APG recognized several members for their achievements and service to APG and the profession at its 2018 Professional Management Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. APG President Billie Fogarty presented the awards at the opening session. The Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to Professional Genealogy was presented to Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, OGSF, in recognition of exemplary professionalism and continuing encouragement to other professional genealogists. Peggy, a lifelong genealogist, has been an active teacher and lecturer in the field for many years. Along with her husband, Kerry Lauritzen, she has served as director of their local Family History Center in central Ohio. Miss Peggy, as she is affectionately called, is known among her colleagues for her care and compassion. She is an expert in Ohio, mid-Southern, and Appalachian research and has written several Legacy research guides. She has been a featured writer for Reminisce Magazine and has been an instructor for Ancestry Academy. In 2018, she was elected a fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society.”