Join Us

To become a  member of the Ontario Chapter, you must first be a current member of the Association of  Professional Genealogists. You do not have to reside in Ontario to be a member.
Professional does not mean we are all researchers  for hire. Our group welcomes anyone who aspires to recognized standards in  genealogical research and family history writing. We have members who work in  allied fields such as libraries, archives and publishing. We have members whose  primary interest is in education through writing, speaking, and teaching  courses and workshops. We have members whose main goal is to produce their own  quality family history. We have members in almost every corner of this great  province.

Once you are a  member of the APG, print and complete the  membership form OCAPG_Form_2022 (pdf) OR OCAPG Form 2022 (word) to join the Ontario Chapter. Send your application form by postal mail with your membership fee to our treasurer OR email to the treasurer. The form has been provided in two formats (pdf or word) for your convenience.

The current  OCAPG membership fee is $12.00 per calendar year. Joining in late fall will extend membership through the following calendar year.

Chapter Membership Benefits

  • Peer support  is very beneficial for discussing research strategies and methodology, mutual  concerns about business management and records access, and for improving our  skills
  • At meetings,  members are entitled to contribute to the agenda, participate in discussions,  vote on motions and in elections, bring a guest and take a turn on the  executive. 
  • On our  website, members appear, if they wish, with a short biography and contact  information. Here we promote our services to the public and potential clients.  Researchers can list their specialty areas. Members who do not research for  clients may describe their affiliations, products or other interests and  services.
  • Our  electronic mailing list is also exclusive to members only. It allows us to  share news updates and seek assistance or recommendations from our colleagues.
  • Most months we  have an online chat (business meeting and discussion) courtesy of the Association of Professional Genealogists. This provides an opportunity to brainstorm on genealogical  problem-solving, professional issues or chapter projects.
  • Members are  given a reduced rate for our special events.