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30 October 2016

"Professional Genealogy" edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills

The Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers and Librarians edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills offers excellent tips for everyone in the genealogy field. This manual is for professionals, aspiring professionals and family historians. Quality work should be the goal of all family historians whether the research is for our family or our client.

Topics covered in ProGen include ethics, marketing strategies, time management, research reports, lineage papers, and classroom teaching and lecturing. Joy Reisinger writes on how to build a personal library. She has seven questions to think about before writing that check. "Do I really need to buy this? Have I used (and copied from) this more than three times?..." Joy's 20 page chapter starts on page 62 and concludes with an extensive reference list and notes.
What makes this book unique?
  • online Pro Gen study group 
  • timeless reference and mentoring tool
  • easy to understand examples such as contracts and written reports
Genealogical book reviewed: Mills, Elizabeth Shown, editor. Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers and LibrariansBaltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 2001. Joy Reisinger, CG (Certified Genealogist) quote from page 63.

Ask yourself, does this book help me advance towards my genealogy goals? Comments or questions, please contact Selma Blackmon, Thank you!

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