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From: "Debbie Carder" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Professional genealogy as a career
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 05:04:40 -0500
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I suggested the NGS course because it may be a little less intimidating than
Samford, even if you have been doing genealogy for some years before taking
any formalized training. I hope to go to Samford eventually but feel more
prepared for the more advanced studies because I took the NGS course.
Debbie Carder Mayes





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Subject: Re: [APG] Professional genealogy as a career

> >There are a few places to get pro training and I think they are all
> >listed
> on these two websites. One of the best and least expensive and great
> because you can do it at home on your own time is the American Genealogy
> home study course through the National Genealogy Society
> (www.ngsgenealogy.org), another organization well worth joining.
> I totally agree that the NGS home study course is superb. However, NGS
> bills
> it (appropriately) as an introductory course, not a professional course.
> As
> an introductory course, it provides a solid grounding in many essential
> aspects of genealogical research and is valuable even for individuals who
> have been "doing genealogy" on their own for some years. There is,
> arguably,
> no better way to ensure that we fill those "holes" that naturally exist
> when
> we self-direct our learning.
> For professional training in the field, I would suggest any of the
> upper-level courses at the Samford University Institute of Genealogy and
> Historical Research (now in its 44th year, offering 10 or 11 tracks each
> year). Particularly appropriate would be the Professional track that began
> in 1987 under the direction of Helen F. M. Leary, CG, CGL, FASG, and
> continued nearly two decades under her tutelage. It is taught in two
> parts,
> which rotate annually. The Professional Practices program is now headed by
> Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, a frequent contributor to this list and mentor
> to
> many on the Transitional Genealogists list-serve. The Professional Writing
> program is led by Dr. Thomas W. Jones, CG, CGL, FASG, editor of the _NGS
> Quarterly_. More details about the program are available at the IGHR
> website
> http://www.samford.edu/schools/ighr/IGHR_courses.html.
> Good luck, Micki!
> Elizabeth
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> Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
> APG Member, Tennessee
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