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From: "Diane Gravel" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Professional opportunities for genealogists?
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 20:17:42 -0500
As a newbie professional genealogist, I applaud Jan's suggestion. It would
be incredibly helpful to new genealogists to undertake initial projects
under the supervision and tutelage of an experienced professional. I have
completed the NGS home study course, as well as Elizabeth Shown Mills'
"Advanced Research and Methodology" course at the IGHR at Samford. Both were
absolutely wonderful, and I highly recommend both programs. I plan to
return to Samford next summer for the "Genealogy As a Business" track. I
also plan to apply for certification with the BCG.
In the meantime, I have assumed a position on the Board of the local
genealogy society, and have a few "potential" clients who have indicated
they will be contacting me after the holidays. As I'm sure you know, the
wheels grind slowly. But just as public school teachers must "student teach"
before they become certified, I believe the genealogical profession would be
well-served by offering budding genealogists the opportunity to take those
first scary steps as professionals by "getting their feet wet" with the
safety net of a supervising genealogist.
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