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From: Harold Henderson <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] options after closing a business
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2012 09:35:16 -0500
Tough decision; good luck thinking about it. I can't speak to your other
points (except to say that few businesses start out making money), but the
BCG standards apply to all genealogy research, whether done for personal
interest, as a volunteer, or for pay.
Obviously anybody can *do* their research any way they want to, but their
work can and will still be *judged* according to those standards.
On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 9:24 AM, <> wrote:
> I am seriously thinking about closing my genealogy business since after a
> few years as
> it has never made money and other factors. It seems as if I am a good
> genealogist, but
> I had few customers and it has been a learning experience. I have
> recently renewed my
> APG dues and I have a website that doesn't need renewing until the middle
> of next year.
> I am thinking about going back to volunteering, as a independent, which I
> can put on my
> website although I am unsure if I can put I am still accepting clients on
> the APG site.
> Another issue is I think with doing look-ups I could charge for the
> actually costs (such
> as mileage, postage, and record) without having to be a business.
> What I didn't know is if I could still do in-depth research with using the
> BCG standard
> as I always done without issue. Any advice would be welcomed.
> Thank you,
> Amy Dunn
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