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What I learned (day after) Wednesday: ProGen May 2011

The May 2011 ProGen Study Group was on chapter 13, “Time Management” in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (affiliate link) edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills. The practical assignment was to keep a time journal for a week to determine what your “time thieves” are and find ways to eliminate the “time … Continue reading »

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What I learned (day after) Wednesday: ProGen April 2011

The April 2011 ProGen Study Group was on chapter 4, “The Essential Library” and chapter 7, “Copyright and Fair Use” in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (affiliate link) edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills. The assignment for this month was to make a list of all your genealogy publications and then identify … Continue reading »

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What I learned (day after) Wednesday: ProGen March 2011

The March 2011 ProGen Study Group was on chapter 15, “Research Procedures” in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (affiliate link) edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills. The assignment was to develop a Locality Guide.  There’s several counties here in Texas that I have the most experience with but I decided before I … Continue reading »

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What I learned (day after) Wednesday: ProGen February 2011

The February 2011 ProGen Study Group was on chapter 14, “Problem Analyses and Research Plans” in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (affiliate link) edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills.  The assignment was to develop a Research Plan.  I’m ashamed to say mine was the worst and that I didn’t capitalize on the … Continue reading »

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What I learned (day after) Wednesday: ProGen January 2011

The Jaunary 2011 ProGen Study Group was on chapter 2, “Educational Preparation” and chapter 8, “Alternative Careers” in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (affiliate link) edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills. The assignment was to develop our personal educational plans including assessing our “professional preparedness” and to include an estimate of the costs involved.  I showed … Continue reading »

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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 (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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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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