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Subject: Re: [APG] An ethical question - SUGGESTION ....
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 14:00:40 EDT
Judy, you asked:
> For those of you APGers who are members of the DAR or SAR, how do you
> handle requests for research from members and potential members?
> I can only address the DAR portion of your question.
It is not appropriate for a DAR member to charge prospective members for
research or for doing their papers. Shirley Wagers, Registrar General,
recently addressed this in a letter. If you haven't seen it, and if you are
referring to DAR, please contact me privately, I will put you in touch with her.
DAR has a number of ways of helping the prospective member - members of
the chapter volunteering assistance, the lineage workshops and the Lineage
Committee, to name a few.
If a member requests you to do research for them for a supplemental,
that would be different, and would be a business arrangement between you as the
researcher and the member as a client, or whatever you want to arrange. Hope
this helps. And, I hope I understood your question correctly.
Joan A. Hunter
Oregon State Society, NSDAR
Joan A. Hunter, M.L.S., Certified Genealogist
MASSACHUSETTS GENEALOGY, specializing in Franklin, Hampden & Hampshire
Author of Descendants to the Tenth Generation of Jedediah Barton (1707-after
1798) of Oxford and Ward, Worcester County, Massachusetts, pub. Higginson Book
"Vernon, Vt., Marriages," NEHG Register, Apr. 2004 and Vermont Genealogy,
Apr., July, Oct., 2004.
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