For Immediate Release
10 April 2014
New Show Provides Tips and Guidance for Genealogy Professionals
MILLS, M.A. (April 10, 2014) – Professional genealogist and house historian, Marian Pierre-Louis has developed a new genealogy show in audio (podcast) format called The Genealogy Professional. The show shares the experiences of genealogy professionals in running their businesses. Genealogists who are considering becoming professional some day, as well as experienced professionals, will gain insight into how to successfully provide services within the field of genealogy.
“The Genealogy Professional podcast provides a peek behind the curtain to give up-and-coming and experienced genealogists a chance to learn from active professionals working in the field,” explained Pierre-Louis.
Each show contains an interview with an active genealogy professional and provides tips and guidance related to practical aspects of business such meeting deadlines, networking, finding clients, submitting articles for publication and applying for speaking engagements.
The Genealogy Professional podcast has an international focus featuring genealogy professionals from around the world. Some guests have included Kirsty Wilkinson from Scotland, Eileen O’Duill from Ireland, Kathryn Lake Hogan from Canada, Carol Baxter from Australia, Israel Pickholtz from Israel and Lisa Alzo and Sheri Fenley from the United States.
Shows are broadcast weekly, released on Monday, through the Genealogy Professional website (http://www.TheGenealogyProfessional.com) as well iTunes and Stitcher.
Marian Pierre-Louis, host of the Genealogy Professional podcast, will be hosting a FREE live webinar on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 2:00pm EDT.
Time zones: 2PM Eastern, 1PM Central, 12noon Mountain, 11AM Pacific, 6PM GMT
The topic is:
“Finding Your Genealogy Niche“
Are you a genealogy generalist who hasn’t found a specialty area or niche? A niche can help differentiate your business from other professionals but sometimes finding a niche can be a challenge. This webinar will take you through important criteria that will help you move forward in the best direction.
If you need help finding your niche and would like to be featured in the webinar, please send an email through the contact form and explain where you live, what you think you would specialize in and anything that is giving you trouble in making the decision. I look forward to hearing from you!
The webinar will include a Q&A session at the end. The webinar will not be available as a replay. However, it will be available for purchase afterward as a digital download.
Direct link to this post: http://www.thegenealogyprofessional.com/niche-webinar
Marian Pierre-Louis will be presenting the talk “Family Research through Oral History for Less Documented Groups” for the Local and Family History Series at the Boston Public Library on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 6:00pm EST. The Local and Family History Series is coordinated by the Social Sciences department at the library.
Not all families come from a place that is rich in genealogical documentation like New England. People with ancestry from countries such as Jamaica and Haiti struggle to piece their family history together. Through conversations with family members who are still living, oral history is a useful tool for rediscovering roots. In this talk, participants will learn how oral history can recapture family stories and kindle stronger bonds, particularly within immigrant communities.
The talk will be held in the Commonwealth Salon in the Johnson Building.
Marian Pierre-Louis, host of the Genealogy Professional podcast, will be hosting a FREE live webinar on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12:00pm EDT.
The topic is:
“Targeting and Finding New Genealogy Clients”
Finding new clients is one of the most challenging aspects of being an independent business person for both new and experienced genealogists. In this webinar there will be two case studies – one on an ethnic genealogy niche and the other a geographic based niche. You will leave with new ideas to jump start your business.
The webinar will be 60 minutes in length and will include a Question & Answer session at the end. The webinar will not be available as a replay. However, it will be available for purchase afterward as a digital download.
Direct link to this post: http://www.fieldstonehistoricresearch.com/client-webinar
The annual New England Family History Conference will take place Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Franklin, Massachusetts. Marian Pierre-Louis will present “Ten Brick Wall Tips for Beginners.”
Everyone needs a little help and encouragement to jump-start their research, especially on hard-to-solve cases. In this presentation Marian will present 10 brick wall tips that will help every genealogist look at their research challenges in a fresh way. This talk will bring you the momentum you need to get your family history research back on track.
The New England Family History conference is the largest free annual genealogy conference in New England. “Ten Brick Wall Tips for Beginners” will start at 9:50am.