‘One Small Step or One Giant Leap’: Becoming a Professional Genealogist by David Ryan

Webinar: ‘One Small Step or One Giant Leap’: Becoming a Professional Genealogist
Speaker: David Ryan
When: Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 11:00am Eastern

Program Description:
As a hobby genealogy is addictive. After gaining so much experience researching our own ancestors, it is only natural to consider making the transition to genealogy as a profession. From the outside it can seem like a daunting prospect. But how do you do go from hobbyist to professional? Are there specific qualifications needed to become a professional genealogist? Is it possible to make a living as a genealogist? How do we find clients? Do you have to be retired to become a professional? This talk will include some examples and advice from my own experiences of working as a professional genealogist.

Speaker Bio:
David Ryan (MA DIPGEN) is a professional genealogist and oral historian based just outside of Cork city, Ireland. David is a graduate of University College Cork. He holds an MA in Medieval History and a Diploma in Genealogy. He has worked as a professional genealogist for the past eight years and has spoken at events such as the Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Management Conference and RootsTech Connect.

VGA Members can register for this webinar via the Zoom link in the Upcoming Webinars area of the Members Center. Please contact info@virtualgenealogy.org if you have any questions.

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