Code of Ethics and Professional Practices
Purpose: The APG Code of Ethics and Professional Practices serves to promote:
(1) a truthful approach to genealogy, family history, and local history;
(2) the trust and security of genealogical consumers; and
(3) careful and respectful treatment of records, repositories and their staffs, other professionals, and genealogical organizations and associations.
Consistent with these purposes, I agree to:
Why the Code?
The Association of Professional Genealogists has a responsibility to serve both its diverse membership and the genealogical client community.
The significance of ethics to APG and its members is reflected in the manner in which complaints are processed and resolved.
When a violation of this Code is alleged, it will be reviewed and investigated if APG's Professional Review Committee determines it meets criteria for such action.
The complaint and disciplinary procedures accomplish five things:
Who can file a complaint?
What we won't review
If you believe an APG member has violated this code
What to Expect
The investigation may