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NERGC’s first Professional Day will provide an opportunity for professional genealogists to review items that are focused on a professional audience and might not be included in a general conference trying to reach a broad audience.
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Registration and Welcome
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Get Paid For Your Passion: Setting Rates– Elissa Scalise Powell CG CGL
Considerations for establishing rates, financial policies, standard charges, expenses, and debt recovery are discussed to help professionals (whether practicing or exploring) decide their own business policies.
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.– Time Management: Balancing the Demands of Many “Clients” – Angela Packer McGhie CG
Professional genealogists balance client research, writing projects, volunteer positions, speaking opportunities, administrative tasks and more. Come learn strategies for managing your workload, scheduling projects, prioritizing tasks, and staying focused.
Noon – 1:15 p.m. – Lunch, Courtesy of EXCELSIOR COLLEGE
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Organizing Research Results in Writing – Catherine Wiest Desmarais CG
Professional genealogists need to become proficient at writing research reports. We will cover writing the starting-point summary and research goal, maintaining a research log, organizing your findings, and expedient ways to cite sources.
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Genetic Genealogy for Professional Genealogists – Blaine Bettinger PHD., JD.
Learn about the issues professional genealogists encounter when adding DNA services to their toolbox. Also useful for people asking relatives to test and managing multiple testing accounts.