Are You Ready to Become a Professional Genealogist?

Have you wondered about taking your passion for family history research to the next step? How do you know if you are ready to become a professional genealogist? What is required?

It can be enjoyable to work as a professional genealogist either part-time or full-time, but it is also a career that may be more demanding than expected. To call yourself a professional, you need to have achieved a certain level of skill and experience. You must be ready to commit to continually improving your proficiency and experience through ongoing training and practice. You also need to learn how to run a small business, which requires its own set of skills and knowledge.

The sections below will give you more information about the skills, connections, education, and resources needed to help you take your passion to the next level. Click the titles for more information.