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From: Kathy <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Genealogical Education
Date: Sat, 09 May 2009 12:08:15 -0500
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Carolyn Earle Billingsley wrote:
> In 20-30 years, genealogical libraries and archives will want
> genealogical specialists; people needing house historians will want
> people with degrees in that subject; attorneys and courts will prefer
> forensic genealogists with a degree in that field; and so forth. It's
> the future. IMHO,of course.

That may very well be true. The challenge lies in demonstrating that so
it's more than just an opinion.

The Department of Labor produces occupational outlook reports for
various occupations. Has APG ever thought about hiring a consultant to
produce one for genealogy? That could bolster your argument, and supply
ammunition for the creation of academic coursework in genealogy.

Kathleen Lenerz, Ph.D.

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