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From: "Elizabeth Shown Mills" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] genealogy definitions
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2008 20:28:38 -0600
>A professional genealogist is one who earns part or all of their livelihood
from the practice of some aspect of genealogy.
>A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) is one with
an interest in genealogy in some area, who has paid their dues
"A" is singular. "One" is singular. "Their" is plural. In defining the
genealogical librarian, you avoided this problem by making the term plural
"Professional librarians are those ...
There's another problem with syntax in this definition ...
>A house historian is a practitioner of genealogy and/or history in which
specializes in researching the history of a building and of the people who
were involved with that building. Specialized skills include . . .
It could be fixed by changing "in which one" to "who." I'd also suggest
tweaking the last part of the first sentence to include a third aspect
covered by most house historians I know--and simultaneously tighten the
>A house historian is a practitioner of genealogy and history who
specializes in researching the history of a building, its builders, and the
individuals who occupied it.
(Once an editor, always an editor :)
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