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Genealogical Researchers

Tips for Entry

Contact genealogical researchers to ask for advice on breaking into the field. Perhaps they may be able to offer you an internship or a part-time job. The Association of Professional Genealogists has a member database ( that you can use to find genealogists. The database includes categories for “heir searcher,” “DNA specialist,” and other specialties.

Read the Journal of Genetic Genealogy (, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (, and the National Genealogical Society Quarterly ( to learn more about genetic genealogy and the general field of genealogy.

Attend the National Genealogical Society’s annual Family History Conference ( to network and participate in continuing education classes.

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