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Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers and Librarians

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 680 pages
Author: E. Mills
Year: 2001
ISBN: 9780806316482
Other: appendixes, index
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company

Professional Genealogy is a manual by professionals for everyone serious about genealogy. For family historians who want to do their own study, reliably, it describes the standards. For hobbyists, attorneys, and medical scientists who seek professional researchers, it's a consumer guide that defines quality and facilitates choices. For librarians who struggle to help a whole new class of patrons, it provides a bridge to the methods, sources, and minutiae of "history, up-close and personal." For established genealogical professionals, it offers benchmarks by which they can advance their skills and places their businesses on sounder footing. And for all those who dream of turning a fascinating hobby into a successful career, Professional Genealogy details the preparation and the processes.

Its 29 chapters, written by two dozen scholars, cover the following topic areas: research skills and the analysis of evidence, writing and compiling genealogical research, the core genealogy library collection, genealogical ethics and standards, editing and publishing, and topics relating to the profession of genealogist.

Contents:
Figures
Appendixes
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Preface

Professional Preparation
1. Defining Professionalism, by Donn Devine,J.D., CG, CGI
2. Educational Preparation, by Claire Mire Bettag, CGRS
3. Certification and Accreditation, by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG; Paul F. Smart, AG; Jimmy B. Parker, AG; and Claire Mire Bettag, CGRS
4. The Essential Library, by Joy Reisinger, CG

Ethics and Legalities
5. Ethical Standards, by Neil D. Thompson, LL.B., Ph.D., CG, FASG
6. Executing Contracts, by Patricia Gilliam Hastings, J.D.
7. Copyright and Fair Use, by Val D. Greenwood, J.D., AG

Career Management
8. Alternative Careers, by Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CGRS
9. Structuring A Business, by Melinda Shackleford Kashuba, Ph.D.
10. Setting Realistic Fees, by Sandra Hargreaves Luebking
11. Marketing Strategies, by Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CGRS
12. Business Record Keeping, by Helen F. M. Leary, CG, CGL, FASG
13. Time Management, by Patricia Law Hatcher, CG, FASG

Professional Research Skills
14. Problem Analyses and Research Plans, by Helen F. M. Leary, CG, CGL, FASG
15. Research Procedures, by Linda Woodward Geiger, CGRS, CGL
16. Transcripts and Abstracts, by Mary McCampbell Bell, CLS, CGL
17. Evidence Analysis, by Donn Devine, J.D., CG, CGI

Writing and Compiling
18. Research Reports, by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
19. Genealogy Columns, by Regina Hines Ellison, CGRS
20. Proof Arguments and Case Studies, by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
21. Book and Media Reviews, by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
22. Record Compilations, by Bettie Cummings Cook, CG
23. Family Histories, by Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG
24. Lineage Papers, by Mary McCampbell Bell, CLS, CGL and Elisabeth Whitman Schmidt, CLS

Editing and Publishing
25. Editing Periodicals, by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
26. Proofreading and Indexing, by Birdie Monk Holsclaw
27. Preparing Books for Press, by Joan Ferris Curran, CG

Educational Services
28. Classroom Teaching, by Sandra Hargreaves Luebking
29. Lecturing, by Helen F. M. Leary, CG, CGL, FASG

Appendixes
A. Abbreviations and Acronyms
B. Codes, Guidelines and Standards: United States and International
Index

Reviews:
Professional Genealogy is a landmark--the field's most significant publication since 1960, when the American Society of Genealogists introduced Genealogical Research: Methods and Sources. In a sense, though, its title belies its greatest value: it offers priceless guidance to the many amateur family historians who want to ensure that their work is of high quality and enduring value. -- Thomas W. Jones, President, Board for Certification of Genealogists

Professional Genealogy will be a reference standard. Its 29 powerfully packed chapters are a thoroughly researched and expertly presented treatment of a subject that has truly come of age. While the whole is neatly groomed to provide continuity and consistency, each chapter can stand alone as a scholarly contribution to the field. Technology, medical advances and the concurrent need to know tone's family health history, the aging baby-boomers, and the longings of countless individuals to know their roots. Professional Genealogy details its practice, not just for professionals, but for all family historians and others who work with them. -- Curt B. Witcher, President, National Genealogical Society

Professional Genealogy is revelation for the uninitiated! Reference for the practiced. -- Jeffrey L. Haines, President, Association of Professional Genealogists

Every decade, a few new genealogical reference books set such a high benchmark they become standard works for family historians and the libraries who assist them. Professional Genealogy is a landmark for this new century. Encyclopedic in scope--readable, practical, and essential--it is a must for public and academic libraries and highly recommended for both reference and circulating collections. There is no other book like it. -- Thomas J. Kemp, American Library Association Genealogy Committee

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