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Professional Genealogy Books

bookBecoming an Accredited Genealogist: Plus 100 Tips to Ensure Your Success Do you need help in completing all of your personal family history research? Are you curious about how a professional genealogical researcher makes a living? Do you want to understand the steps and procedures involved in attaining the status of Accredited Genealogist?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, Becoming an Accredited Genealogist is the resource book for you!

Many professionals have established their personal reputation, in part, through the process of accreditation. Author Karen Clifford presents a clear understanding of what should be expected from the efforts of a professional family historian.
Even if your lifetime goal is not to become a professional genealogist, this scholarly work will teach you what to expect whenever you hire a professional to assist your personal family history research challenges!

Published in January 1998, this book contains the most up-to-date information available on the skills and procedures required to become a professional genealogist. If you have an interest in taking your hobby to full-time status, don't miss this opportunity! Own one of Ancestry's "Best Sellers" by ordering this remarkable genealogical resource today!
Author: Karen Clifford 234 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", Softbound

bookHow to Start Personal Histories and Genealogy Journalism Businesses : Genealogy Course Template, Syllabus, Writing & Marketing Guide Here’s how to open your own genealogy, family history journalism, or personal history business. This includes a genealogy course template and instruction on how to start and operate a home-based business working with personal and oral histories, genealogy, family history, and life story writing.

You also learn how to interview people, what questions to ask, and how to put together a business and/or a course or book on any aspect of genealogy around the world, journalism, writing, personal history, and life story writing.

Start your own course using the genealogy course template to inspire you to develop your own specialties and niche areas. Work with almost any ethnic group, and create businesses ranging from DNA-driven genealogy reporting services to family history, memoirs writing, or personal history videography services.

Use social history to find information such as female ancestors’ maiden names that had not been recorded using hidden and niche areas of information, including ethnic, religious, and institutional sources such as widows’ military pension applications.

Develop genealogy and personal history classes anywhere. You’ll make history. To start, first you need to create a course syllabus-either to teach beginners genealogy or to train professionals in other fields to use personal history techniques to find hidden information, or organize information for the reports you generate for your clients or family.

You’ll learn how to write social history by using genealogy journalism resources, find hidden records, and market your own course or write your book or report in many different areas of personal history and genealogy journalism. Make family tree charts. Start your own business, club, franchise, or course.

bookProfessional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (Hardcover)

by Elizabeth Shown Mills (Editor)

Professional Genealogy is a manual by professionals for everyone serious about genealogy. For family historians who want to do their own study, reliably, it describes the standards. For hobbyists, attorneys, and medical scientists who seek professional researchers, it's a consumer guide that defines quality and facilitates choices. For librarians who struggle to help a whole new class of patrons, it provides a bridge to the methods, sources, and minutiae of "history, up-close and personal." For established genealogical professionals, it offers benchmarks by which they can advance their skills and places their businesses on sounder footing. And for all those who dream of turning a fascinating hobby into a successful career, Professional Genealogy details the preparation and the processes.

Its twenty-nine chapters, written by two dozen scholars, cover the following topic areas: research skills and the analysis of evidence, writing and compiling genealogical research, the core genealogy library collection, genealogical ethics and standards, editing and publishing, and topics relating to the profession of genealogist.

Hardcover: 654 pages
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company (May 1, 2001)

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