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From: "Elissa Scalise Powell, CG" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Genealogical Education
Date: Sun, 10 May 2009 11:35:40 -0400
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Because genealogists work in isolation so much, education opportunities seem
to have sprouted greatly lately, especially with the help of the internet.
We have "always" (over 25 years) had the "Professional Genealogy" course at
IGHR at Samford University offered every other year (this is the year!
http://www.samford.edu/schools/ighr/IGHR_Course06.html) and conferences. The
APG Professional Management conference is over 10 years old (to be held this
year in Little Rock, AR on Sept. 2.) These face-to-face learning
opportunities not only provide information but networking and social
interaction for those who usually work alone.
Enter the Internet with its ability to gather people together in email
groups or instant chats. Enter some enterprising organizers who put together
article discussion groups and courses based on textbooks. We are indeed
blessed to live in such an instant communication age. Even so the
Internet-based groups are eager to meet each other in person and plan to do
so at most conferences and institutes.
See you there!
-- Elissa in Pittsburgh
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists, used under license after periodic evaluations
by the Board.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Elizabeth Whitaker
> Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2009 9:15 AM
> I took clients for most of the fourteen years I lived in South Carolina,
> but I had no information on how to get started as a professional
> genealogist until I found this list a few years ago, so I had to wing
> it until I found this list -- and managed to make just about
> every mistake in the book on the financial side. (I have always
> been faithful about filing taxes, but I was hopeless on setting
> rates when I was in that isolation.)
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