Family History Research

Professional Genealogist – I’m going for it!

on July 12, 2010

In a matter of weeks my twins will start Kindergarten and all my boys will be in school. It is kind of a sad yet happy moment, although I’m not sure where the last five years have gone!

The last few months I have given a lot of thought to my goals that have kind of been shoved to the side since I had the twins and which goals are a realistic option right now and which ones should wait a while longer. I decided it is time to start the process of being certified in genealogy, so I sent for the Application Guide from the Board for Certification of Genealogists. The guide is supposed to give me the information about applying to be certified and exactly what is involved. I also joined the Association of Professional Genealogists with the lowest category without being listed on their site so I can start networking in the Chicago area.  I am so excited!!

After 14 years of research and dreaming about accomplishing this goal, it is time to find out what I need to do. If you have been down this path and have words of wisdom and tips, I would appreciate hearing it.

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4 responses to “Professional Genealogist – I’m going for it!

  1. Amy Coffin says:

    Best wishes on this new path. I will keep you in mind for my Chicago research needs (and I do have some).

  2. Good for you! Setting realistic goals is so important… best wishes!

    Bill ;-)

  3. Congratulations! I made the jump to being a “professional” as well earlier this year – it was scary and it is quite a bit of work but I have no regrets!

    Let me know if you need any help!

  4. Jenna says:

    Good luck in your new journey, I’m sure it will be exciting for you!

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