Professional Genealogist


A GeneaBlogie Dialogue: The Future of Professional Genealogy

Preface: A while ago, there was dialogue in the blogosphere about the future of the large genealogy companies such as Ancestry.com, FamilySearch Inc., and others. Notable writers such as James Tanner, Thomas MacEntee, Randy Seaver, and the Ancestry Insider, have written about this issue. Many more experts have commented on the blogs of those who have written on this issue. …Continue reading →

The Discussion about Standards, Certification, Maturity, etc.: Useful or Divisive? Elitist Envy or Intellectual Inevitability?

Part I of Several Parts When  I say in in my profile on this page, that I “literally have a checkered past,”  that refers to both my ancestral background (as it would to most people) and to the fact that for complicated reasons, I have been in several different professions in my working lifetime.  I have been, among other things, …Continue reading →

Dear Professional Genealogist . . .

I sought to engage you because your website indicated that you had the expertise to handle a problem that is of utmost interest to me and my family, but may be too complex for me to work through in any reasonable manner. Your website caught my attention because (1) you live in the state where the research must be done; …Continue reading →

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