A Genealogist’s Travels

Believe it or not, I do get outside of Connecticut occasionally!

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In fact, this past week was spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a visit to the Allen County Public Library and the Association of Professional Genealogists’ Professional Management Conference.

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If you’ve never been to the Allen County Public Library, they have one of the country’s best genealogy collections, covering both the United States and Canada. In the Midwest, you’d think I was doing Midwest research.

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What was I actually researching?

Quebec.

A happy client now has part of their research question solved…

 

Of course, there are only so many hours in the day… and many of them were spent at the APG conference. The APG conference is one of the few times a year that professional genealogists get to talk about the things that make us professionals. Not just new records, but how we use them to make your experience as a client better.

 

For me, it was a fantastic chance to get updated on the latest techniques for using DNA, PERSI, teaching, and more.

Plus, I got to share a little bit… I was delighted to present a poster session on genealogical translation and how to work with foreign language documents and a lecture on genealogy “guiding,” on how professional genealogists can help you with your research when you want to do some of it yourself.

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Want to hear more about my new discoveries? Please don’t hesitate to ask…

 

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