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Course 6   Professional Genealogy
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, Coordinator

Schedule 8:00-8:30 8:30-9:45 10:15-11:30 1:00-2:15 2:45-4:00 4:05-4:45
Monday
June 11
Class Orientation

Powell
Designing the Business, Part I

Powell
Designing the Business, Part II

Powell
The Essential Library and Other Resources

Jones
Preparing for Your Marketplace

Powell
Assignment of Student Project 1

Tuesday
June 12
Student Project 1 Due;
Discussion of Project Results

Powell
Client Communication

Paulin
Evidence Analysis and Proof Arguments

Jones
Research Reports

Freilich
Professional Ethics

Powell
6:00 PM
Certification Seminar

Jones and Powell
Wednesday
June 13
Discussion of Student Project 1 and other topics


Powell
The Digital Professional

Powell
Client Research Planning

Lowe
Genealogical Editing

Jones
Heir Searching, Adoption Research & Other 20th Century Research Opportunities

Davidson
Assignment of Student Project 2

Thursday
June 14
Discussion of Student Project 2; Networking Exercise Intro

Powell
Compiling and Publishing Records

Powell
Documentation and Compilation Formats

Lowe
The Genealogical Teacher

Stamm
Legal Research

Spratling


  8:00-9:15 9:30-10:45 10:45-11:45 11:45-12:00
Friday
June 15
The Genealogical Lecturer

Powell
Other Income Opportunities

Lowe
Professional Relationships; Networking Exercise Conclusion

Powell
Closing Remarks and Distribution of Certificates

Powell

Have a safe trip home

Course Overview

The aspiring or practicing professional genealogist will benefit from practical knowledge of three components that make for a successful career: management and growth of the business, client communications, and professional opportunities.

Prerequisites

None.

Textbook(s)

Mills, Elizabeth Shown, ed. Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2001.