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Education

What I learned (day after) Wednesday: ProGen December 2010

My December lesson with the ProGen Study Group was on chapter 19, “Genealogy Columns” and chapter 21, Book and Media Reviews” in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (affiliate link) edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills.  There was no practical assignment in December (it has been carefully scheduled this way because of the holidays). … Continue reading »

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What I learned Wednesday: NGS-HSC Lesson 1…extended reading

I started my saga about the NGS-HSC last week.  Lesson 1 was “Introduction and Organization” so the Reading and Reference Lists at the end of the lesson had some invaluable information. The BIG reference was The Chicago Manual of Style, the sixteenth edition is available in hardcover (affiliate link) and electronic subscription.  Fundamental part of any researcher’s library…assuming … Continue reading »

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What I learned (day after) Wednesday: ProGen November 2010

I’m taking a few liberties with the topic.  We have some catching up to do to get you current with the various courses I’m taking as I described in My Development Plan.  So for awhile we’ll use “What I learned Wednesday” for the NGS-HSC lessons and the day after Wednesday (otherwise known as Thursday) for … Continue reading »

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What I learned Wednesday: NGS-HSC Lesson 1

Let me catch you up with my NGS-HSC progress.  As I mentioned in My Development Plan, I’m currently doing two courses to further my genealogy knowledge and extend my skills to become a professional genealogist: the ProGen Study Group and the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Home Study Course (HSC). The syllabus for the NGS-HSC describes the … Continue reading »

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Going Pro: Transitional Genealogists Forum

As I mentioned in My Development Plan, I am working towards offering professional genealogy services as my second (aka, a “chosen” career as opposed to the morphing of skills and experience that has placed me in a position I never would have imagined).  A wealth of knowledge and experience is represented in the RootsWeb maillist “Transitional Genealogists Forum.”  The … Continue reading »

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Follow Friday: Adventures in Genealogy Education

Since I’m kicking off this blog with information about my continuing education, I think it’s only proper that I share with you a blog I follow that is all about education.  The Adventures in Genealogy Education blog is hosted by Angela McGhie, the generous coordinator for the ProGen Study Groups and more.  She cover everything, including the … Continue reading »

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My Development Plan

I have been researching, half heartedly, whole heartedly, according to best practices, and not for about 30 years (more on that later – I’ll tell you what kicked it off).  I’ve decided I would like to do this for others as a second career.  So in an effort to develop my skills, I have created … Continue reading »

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