The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) honored several associates at their recent 2018 Professional Management Conference (PMC) in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Board for Certification of Genealogists joins APG in extending their congratulations to these associates honored for their achievements and service to the profession. APG President Billie Stone Fogarty presented the awards.

Diane Florence Gravel, CG®, received the Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr., Award of Merit, which recognizes personal commitment and outstanding service to the organization. Diane Gravel served on the APG board of directors for six years. She is a researcher and lecturer specializing in New Hampshire research. She has also served as president of the New England Chapter of APG, vice president of the New Hampshire Society of Genealogists, and co-editor for the book series New Hampshire Families of 1790.

Marie Varrelman Melchiori, CG® Emeritus, received the APG Professional Achievement Award to recognize exceptional professional achievement and ethical behavior with contributions to the field of genealogy. Marie specializes in federal records held at the National Archives and has lectured widely at local, state, regional, national, and international conferences and events. Marie’s organizational service includes the National Institute of Genealogical Research (now known as Gen-Fed), APG, BCG, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the National Genealogical Society. She also volunteered in various capacities at the National Archives.

Carol Dye Ekdahl, CG®, received a Certificate of Appreciation for 18 years of service as APG’s Registered Agent.

The words Certified Genealogist and letters CG are registered certification marks, and the designations CGL and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation.