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From: "Connie Bradbury" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Mentoring
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 18:12:15 -0800
>I wish professional genealogy
> colleagues would contact me first before providing my name, e-mail
> phone number, etc. to others.
I have to agree with you somewhat. Although, if someone knows where to
they could find you. The fact that someone gave her your name---well, I
certainly recommend you <g> but, that you are close enough to invite for
and she had to be given your name???
Perhaps what we could discuss here are the courtesies that should be
under the same set of circumstances.
Yes, the person sharing your personal information for this purpose, should
checked with you first. To me a better way to do it would be to suggest
might be able to help her but with the warning that "the people I have
suggested are very
busy people" and/or "this is their livelihood so if what you need is going
to take more
than an quick email or two, you might want to consider hiring them for a
hours or whatever it takes."
> " , , , consult whether the work I've done might be suitable for
> for certification. She gave me your name. Could we meet briefly for
> I would send for the organization's information but my question is
> to a completed manuscript. "
This tells me you would have one long coffee break!!! I'm going to be very
judgmental here but I am guessing this person is very naive and unless she
is one heck of a genealogist, researcher and writer, she's not ready for a
manuscript review!! The BCG makes themselves available at every conference
I'm been to. Has she not been to any national conferences, nor order the
tapes, or taken advantage of any of the educational materials available on
Case in point: a patron of our local FHC announced to the staff one day
that she was getting certified. Because of our history with her, I had to
walk into the back room!!!! One of the other staff members started asking
her questions, about had she applied, what part of certification was she
applying for, etc. She didn't know squat about certification!!! She said
she had written a book on her family and she was sure it was good enough
that she would be certified immediately. (I still check the Roster every
year to see if her name is in there---not.)
Well, Myra, I know you are not untouchable and so does everyone else who
See you in SLC.