Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The ProGen Study Group

Are you thinking about being a "professional" genealogist - someone that takes paying clients, has a part-time or full-time business, obtains certification or accreditation, writes and/or edits genealogy journals and books, or want to improve your research skills?

One way to find out if this line of work is for you is to join a ProGen Study Group. It is an 18-month educational home-study course studying the book Professional Genealogy, edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills.

I have enjoyed and been intellectually challenged by the study of the book, the monthly homework assignments, and the monthly hour-long chats with my peer group. The experience has improved my research capabilities and skills, and has helped me focus on my personal genealogy goals.

Amy Coffin has just written an excellent summary about the ProGen Study Groups, and how to join them, on the Geneabloggers blog in a post titled The ProGen Study Group – An Online Genealogy Education Opportunity.

There is a lot more information about the ProGen study group at the group website -

1 comment:

Eileen said...

Thanks for bringing attention to Amy's article. It is excellant. I have to admit that I am waiting, somewhat nervously, for my ProGen4 group to begin on Sept. 1.