Friday, January 13, 2012

Welcome to My New Blog

Welcome all to my newest blog! Insane, I know, to start yet another blog; however, I feel compelled to do so.

One of my all time favorite "hobbies" is genealogy. I love it!  I often don't have enough time to work on it, but when I do I can often become obsessed. Some times I consider doing it professionally. In fact, I would love to be a professional genealogist, but I am not quite sure how I would even get started. Not only do I love looking up information on my family, I enjoy researching for others. Since I have been thinking about turning genealogy into a profession (part-time, consultation even), I start considering what I might need to do to achieve that goal.  

1.  Joining the National Genealogical Society and, perhaps, a few other genealogy organizations that apply to my research. 

2.  Attending genealogy conferences so that I can make connections with others doing research and professionals in the field.

3.   Go to the genealogical society in my town. I haven't because I don't have family members from this county, not really. But, it is something I may need to consider doing.

4.  Publishing a blog on my efforts to find my own family.

5.  Getting certified through the Board of Certification of Genealogists.

Once I have done all of that, then I might look into joining a professional organization in the field (like APG).  

It may take a while to achieve my goals, but I know I can do it.  In the meantime, I plan to keep researching my family history.  This blog will be a place where I discuss my frustrations, successes, and thoughts about what I find in my search.  I hope you enjoy the ride.


  1. Congrats on your new blog! Looks great!
    Good luck on your genealogy goals! I know you'll reach them, just keep at them and before you know it I'll be reading posts about your pro-genealogy work!
    Cindy (GenealogyCircle)

  2. Hello Denise. I am so often asked about genealogy as a profession that I shared my tips in a blog post, How to Become a Paid Researcher. It turned out to be one of the most popular posts I've ever written. I hope it gives you some ideas as you go forward on your genealogy journey.