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From: "Joan McIlmoyl Cleghorn, U.E." <>
Subject: [APG] Re: PUBLIC RELATIONS/EDUCATION
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 23:58:11 -0700
At 17:06 2000-08-30 -0700, you wrote:
>APG-D Digest Volume 00 : Issue 190
What a collection of good ideas! Yes, there should be an organization with
the task of promoting the professionals and there should also be a
concerted effort to educate both members of genealogical organizations and
the general public.
As I'm from Canada thus see this from an international perspective, my
inclination is to have APG do the promotion and education around
professionals - who they are, what they can offer, when they should be
hired, etc, etc., as this is both an international organization and is
specifically for professionals. The NGS and other similar organizations
should start with a generic education package to which each group could add
their specific part of the picture, allowing for organizations in other
countries to use the same package. This could be aimed first at their own
members then at the general public. Both these packages should be
developed in conjunction with each other as two parts of the same circle.
Will the census going online take our work away? Not likely! It will
probably encourage more people to look beyond the prepackaged family tree
online and actually check some sources<g> which will ultimately lead to
more clients as they don't have time to do all that checking but want the
results. A little bit like what's happening at our local FHC since the
website went up. Rather than reduce the number of people using the Centre,
it's increased them as more people now know it exists.
Sooooo, how soon can these packages be prepared and how can we help?<bg>
Joan McIlmoyl Cleghorn, U.E.
Joan's Joy of Learning
Victoria, BC Canada