11 March 2010

Zippity Do Dah!


Well it finally happened. The day I have been waiting for. I have my first client that actually went to the APG - Association of Professional Genealogists - website and looked at all of the genealogists that are registered there and chose me.

I have had many clients before this, both paying and pro bono. But when said client told me that they had found me through APG it validated my place in the world of professional genealogists.

Well, at least here in my world it did.

Zippity Do Dah!

Becoming a member of APG does not guarantee that clients will be lining up around the block just because you pay your yearly dues. I made the decision to become a member because of this statement -


"APG strives to support, guide, and protect all aspects of genealogy as a profession and promotes the highest standard of ethics and professionalism among our members."


9 comments:

Michelle Goodrum said...

Congratulations! I imagine you are doing the happy dance :)

Apple said...

Congrats Sheri! I never really thought about how you'd go about finding a pro if you were so inclined. There has been a lot of talk about people watching WDYTYA and trying to search out their history themselves but nothing that I've seen about those that want to hire someone to do it for them. I hope this is just the start of a trend for you!

Brenda said...

Good point, Apple. The advertising may (or will) point newly interested people to Ancestry and the Internet. How could APG get some hype? More blogging, Sheri!

Sheri said...

Michelle - Cha cha cha one two three. I am grooving don't ya know.

Apple you're right. A huge ad campaign pimping the notion of contracting a genealogist to research their family history would be very useful right about now.

Brenda Baby! I have no problem hawking my wares to the public but I can just see those who will think I went to the "dark side Luke" with my shameless self-promotion. LOL

Greta Koehl said...

Woohoo! That is awesome news. An exciting new world!

Nancy said...

How very exciting for you! Congratulations!

Scottish Genealogist said...

Well done Sheri! The APG site is full of useful information for the client too. Hope this is the first of many for you

Becky said...

Wonderful, wonderful! Congratulations, Sheri!!

MHD said...

That's great! How exciting! You'll have to keep us posted.