Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council is an organization of professional genealogists available for hire. They are one of the genealogical groups authorized to do business in Connecticut.
CPGC members are professional genealogists who all subscribe to our Code of Ethics and are permitted to research in vital records (that is, to go into an office and browse through the records, including birth records less than 100 years old).
CPGC members have different areas of specialty to help you with your family research. You might need a professional for
- document retrieval
- lineage society applications
- brick walls
- heir searching
- DNA consultation and interpretation
- presentations and training
- organization and preservation of materials
- writing a family narrative
Benefits of CPGC Membership
- Professional development: The first hour of each meeting is devoted to professional development through our programming activities.
- Networking: Meet, discuss and learn from other genealogy professionals.
- Volunteer: We partner with local community organizations to bring Ancestor Roadshows to their town. Volunteer to be one of our on-site genealogists.
- Government relations: We engage with government officials to influence legislation that affects the genealogical community.
- Increase your visibility: We provide potential clients access to our list of members.
- Vital records access: Since we are a genealogy society incorporated in Connecticut, our members may research Connecticut vital records in towns and city halls including births and birth indexes less than 100 years old (per CT Gen. statute 7-51)
For Prospective Members
- Membership is open to genealogical researchers, writers, publishers, instructors, lecturers, managers of genealogical records, H & G librarians, and genealogists serving heritage and lineage societies.
- All members agree to abide by our Code of Ethics.
- Dues are $25.00 annually. Our membership year runs from November 1 to October 31. CPGC does not prorate membership.
- CPGC generally holds meetings the first Tuesday of the month at 10 am, except for January, July or August. Variations to the schedule are announced. Most meetings take place at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 311 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. Limited parking is available in church lot (during meeting only). Please enter in the back of the church through the red door. The church is a block from the Connecticut State Library.