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From: "Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL" <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Want to go professional & need advice
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2011 19:58:26 -0500
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Don't forget the archives of this very list are chock full of information on
this often-asked question of fees, contracts and what it takes to become a
professional. The earliest posts were a good concentration of such
information and the subject has come up every now and then.

The Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate program also spends
two weeks (just changed from one week) on the topic of what it takes to be a
professional including creating a contract.

The Institute for Genealogy and Historic Research (IGHR) at Samford
University has a Professional course every other year in odd-numbered years.

The group that Harold mentions is also a very good
educational option.

Best wishes,
Elissa who is involved in all of the above

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Harold Henderson
> Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 5:40 PM
> Welcome! Find and read the book _Professional Genealogy_, edited by
> Elizabeth Shown Mills. Chapter 10 on setting realistic fees is very
> informative. The whole book is valuable, and the ProGen Study Group (
> is a good way to get the most out of it.
> Harold
> On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 4:32 PM, Marilyn Eva
> <>wrote:
> > I am looking into becoming a professional researcher and hope that you
> > give me guidance on best practices for contracts & pricing.

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