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From: "James W. Petty" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] APG as a training forum
Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 16:27:02 -0600
I think the idea of APG as a training forum is an excellent idea. A division of the association can be set up to assist and guide new researchers; research manuals can be prepared, and members of APG can be selected in each chapter to serve as mentors. But the idea of reduced membership rates for beginners seems misleading. This is a professional association, through which professional genealogists receive recognition as such. Would beginner professional genealogists be labeled as such? How would such a designation reflect on other researchers who are fully established in the field? Debates over the cost of professional designations, and the high cost of membership in a professional organization are ridiculous. Members of other professional organizations pay far more than we do, to receive recognition. And now it is being suggested that APG should provide more services, and at a discount price simply because newcomers can’t afford $65 per year? That’s what? Abou!
t $5+ per month to receive professional designation, newsletters, e-mail, local education at meetings, arbitration support. Wow! It’s already the best deal in town! I’m surprised that membership isn’t a lot more expensive, and people came to know that this is an organization for professionals, and not just a club of like minded hobbyists.
James W. Petty, AG®, CGSM, B.A. (History), B.S. (Genealogy)
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