Limited-Time New Member Discount!

Through February 26, 2017, APH is offering a discounted Introductory membership for $150, with full benefits for one year. Join us using the button below.

Join the only trade association for personal historians!


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Are you seeking a new career that uses your writing, interviewing, video, or audio skills? Do you want to apply your professional skills to the rewarding work of capturing people’s stories? Are you looking for the support of other personal history professionals as you get your business going?

The Association of Personal Historians is the only trade association for personal historians. Members of APH get access to resources and collegial expertise on how to find clients, how to market great products, how to achieve excellent results for your clients, and much more.

A Full Membership in APH allows you to list your business in the public directory on this site, access dozens of resources to build your personal history business, and connect with APH colleagues to grow your skills and networks.

Membership Levels

  • Associate membership ($175, peer support and collaboration, publications, education and resources, member discount on annual conference)
  • Full membership ($225, same benefits as Associate, plus marketing tools and assistance, blog listing, member profile listed in public search directory)
  • Partner membership ($150, allows up to three people from the same business to share Full membership benefits, one member in the partnership must join at the Full level). Learn more about the partnership agreement.
  • Introductory membership ($150, available only through February 26, 2017, an introduction to APH with the same benefits as a Full membership for one year)
  • Friend of APH ($50, stay in touch with APH by receiving APH publications and participating in regional activities)

Check out the benefits available to each membership level.

Your membership will be activated soon after you submit your application and pay your dues. You will then have access to multiple resources to strengthen your business.