How To Become a Professional Genealogist
The following publications are essential to the library of every professional genealogist:
Bettinger, Blaine T., and Debbie Parker Wayne. Genetic Genealogy in Practice. Arlington, VA: National Genealogical Society, 2016.
Board for Certification of Genealogists. Genealogy Standards. Nashville, TN: Ancestry, 2014.
Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. 3rd edition, revised. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2017. Especially note “Fundamentals of Citation,” Chapter 2. (For continual updates and discussions visit https://www.evidenceexplained.com/)
———, editor. Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Teachers, and Librarians. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2001.
———, editor. Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2018.
Training courses recommended by the Association of Professional Genealogists include:
As a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, you have access to all previously recorded webinars.
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