I’ve made the decision to pursue a Certification in Genealogy. While it may not seem like a difficult process on the surface, nothing could be further from the truth. I’ve been researching my own family tree for about ten years, but it will likely take me at least a few years to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become certified.
The first step I’m taking is to join the National Genealogical Society. They provide a lot of educational materials and hold various conferences (2011 NGS Family History Conference in Charleston, South Carolina) and workshops to teach these skills.
Upon certification, I hope to either change careers or do part-time work on the side. I’ll post periodical updates about my progress.