The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.
You can make a career out of genealogy! How?
Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people have turned their avocation into a vocation, either part-time or full-time. Indeed, there is a need for many people with skills and knowledge of family history research. Not only can you become a professional genealogist who researches family trees for other people, but there are many related positions available as well. In fact, for a few of these positions, you don’t even have to be a skilled genealogist.
I thought I would describe a number of the job positions that you can find that are related to family history research.
NOTE: I will point out that very few of these positions will provide riches. Sure, Alex Haley did well after writing a book about his ancestry. However, unless you have the writing skills of Alex Haley, you are quite likely to earn less. Probably much less.
Most people select a career in genealogy because they love it, not for the financial rewards. If you are still interested, read on.
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