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Course Nine — Genealogy as a Profession

Course Coordinator

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL

Description

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. An introduction to various specialties from experts in those fields will help students understand them. The course includes hands-on activities and products which you can take home and use in your business.

Required textbooks, prerequisites, or other student information

Textbook

  • Elizabeth Shown Mills, editor, Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2001)

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Course Schedule

Monday

  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Class Orientation (E. Powell)
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Are You Ready For a Genealogical Business? (E. Powell)
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: The Office: Business Records and Time Management (E. Powell)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Roots of Today’s Genealogy Standards (Jones)
  • 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Break
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Preparing For Your Marketplace: Fees and Marketing (E. Powell)
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Break
  • 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Assignment 1: Business and Marketing Plans, Charts (E. Powell)

Tuesday

  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Assignment 1 Due; Discussion of Results (E. Powell)
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Client Communications and Ethical Considerations (E. Powell)
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Business Formations, Contracts and Rights to Privacy (Spratling)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Client Research Planning (E. Powell)
  • 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Research Reports (E. Powell)
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Break
  • 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Credentials, Networking Assignment Introduction; Assignment 2 (E. Powell)

Wednesday

  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Discussion of Assignment 2: Research Focus and Planning (E. Powell)
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Writing for Scholarly Journals (Jones)
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Virtual Coordinator: Managing a Business in the Internet Age (Holtz)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Your Professional Website: Connecting With Your Intended Audience (Cegielski)
  • 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Continuing Education (E. Powell)
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Break
  • 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Assignment 3: Magazine Exercise and Continuing Ed (E. Powell)

Thursday

  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Assignment 3 Due; Discussion of Articles (E. Powell)
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Introduction to Forensic Genealogy (Meyers)
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Case Study Using Law Research Tools (Spratling)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Writing and Publishing for Fun and Profit (E. Powell)
  • 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Genetic Genealogy for Clients (Stanbary)
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Break
  • 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Continuation of Discussion of Articles (E. Powell)

Friday

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: The Genealogical Educator (E. Powell)
  • 9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Break
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: Other Income Opportunities and Discussion (E. Powell)
  • 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Break
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Professional Relationships; Network Exercise Conclusion; Distribution of Certificates and Final Assignment (E. Powell)

Course Faculty

Event Details

Event Begins 23-Jul-2017
Event Ends 28-Jul-2017
Registration Begins 03-Feb-2017 11:30 am
Registration Ends 30-Jun-2017
Remaining Seats 24
Price $625.00
Location
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 S Lumpkin St Athens, GA 30602 United States
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
$625.00 24

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