Paid to Research Family Histories
to Become a Professional Genealogist and Start Your Own Genealogy Business
having a rewarding career that lets you get paid to research
family histories. Welcome to the world of professional genealogy!
If you enjoy tracking down historical evidence, you could have a rewarding
career as a professional genealogist, helping people to discover
their own family history, find long-lost relatives, or even reveal
new facts about famous — and infamous — historical people.
"I’m one of those lucky people that gets to
wake up to a job that I love every day."
Genealogy is one of the most
hobbies in the world. Interest in genealogy is increasing as celebrities such as
Ozzy Osbourne, Stephen Colbert, and even Oprah Winfrey have
submitted their DNA samples to genetic genealogy specialists in order to
learn more about where they come from.
— Megan Smolenyak, Professional
Although a growing number
of websites are popping up dedicated to family history research, many amateur
family historians quickly come to realize that they need the services
of a professional genealogist to help them in their hunt for their
Professional genealogists can
earn $35 to $100 or more per hour for their research. Some genealogists
also achieve recognition and become respected as consultants
to film and television productions, writing books
and giving talks about their research.
When you become a professional
genealogist, you will be doing what you love, too. As a genealogist,
you'll be a history detective solving age-old mysteries, offering
services, and reconnecting people to their own families' pasts.
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The guide offers insider
tips and expert career advice from renowned professional genealogists.
The genealogy experts who share advice in this guide include:
This guide covers topics of
importance to anyone who wants to start a genealogy business, including:
Ph.D., well-known author and forensic genealogist for the possible discovery
of the remains of Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan on
Nikumaroro (Gardener) Island in the Pacific
Kathleen W. Hinckley,
Executive Director of the Association of Professional Genealogists,
and an approved genealogist for the U.S. Armed Forces
Megan Smolenyak, advisor
to the NBC TV series, Who Do You Think You Are?, and former
Chief Family Historian for Ancestry.com
Family Histories Step-by-Step
Your Own Genealogy Business
gathering (includes a sample client questionnaire)
Piecing together your
Using census documents
in your research
Where to find census
What you'll find in census
The limitations of census
How to read an original
Tracking down the right
Additional research resources
Land deeds and other land
Ship passenger lists
Primary versus secondary
Evaluating the reliability
of sources (and how to avoid bad resources)
Citing your sources
Compiling your data
Finalizing information about
Preparing reports for
Family tree charts (bow-tie,
circular, fan, hourglass, and traditional)
Using genealogical software
(includes a list of recommended software)
Written narrative histories
you will find even more resources and advice, including:
to start a part-time or full-time genealogy business for little or no money
about business matters affecting a genealogy business including insurance,
licenses, legal structures, etc.
to include in the business plan for your genealogy business (with
links to business plan writing resources)
Information about services
you could choose to offer through your professional genealogy
Specializing in a particular
type of genealogical research (e.g. a local geographic area or a particular
group of people)
Guided research (analyzing
amateurs' research and advising them on their next steps)
Genealogical DNA services
Family history workshops
Writing reports and charting
Finding heirs to family
a name for your genealogy business
to set up an office for your genealogy business
track of your finances (includes information about start-up expenses
for a genealogy business)
your genealogical services, with an overview of:
rates (includes sample research and review packages you can offer clients)
for your services
to include in a client contract or agreement
to effectively market your genealogical services to individuals
to effectively market genealogical services to corporate,
institutional, and government clients
promotional opportunities for your genealogy business
for your genealogy business (such as what to say when talking with a prospective
client of your genealogy business, sample contract, sample invoice, and
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How to develop the skills
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How to prepare a
How to get experience
at a genealogical library or museum
How to be certified as a
Valuable samples and
checklists for starting your genealogy business, including:
Sample client questionnaire
Sample census forms and
how to use them
Sample genealogy research
Genealogy supplies checklist
for a genealogy business
Sample of what to say
when talking to a prospective client of your genealogy business
Sample invoice for a
Sample press release
for a genealogy business
Sample client contracts
for a genealogy business
And more! (including
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FabJob Guide to Become a Genealogist will take you step-by-step through
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Each chapter is full of important information, helpful advice, and useful
tips from genealogy experts. You'll learn how to start a genealogy business,
set your fees, and get clients. By following the advice and using the valuable
resources included in this guide you will be on your way to success in
the genealogy business."
— Brenna Pearce,
Genealogy Guide Author
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