27 February 2009

Genealogists In The News

Back in February 2008 I got together with a group of genealogists from the Transitional Genealogists Forum (TGF) listserv to form an online study group we call ProGen. We use the book "Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers and Librarians" (2001), edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills. Each month we read a chapter and are given an assignment to complete. Within our peer groups, we comment on each other's work and have a discussion once a month via online chat.

It was a venture no one had tried before and we were the experiment. I can tell you first hand that it has been and continues to be one of the best educational experiences I have had. It is so successful and generated such interest that a second group has been formed - ProGen2.

Stefani Evans, CG writes a genealogy column for The Las Vegas Sun. Her latest article is all about the ProGen group . You can read the article here . She does a fantastic job of explaining all about us. It puts such a positive light on genealogy and reinforces the importance of a genealogical education.

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