APG-L ArchivesArchiver > APG > 2006-04 > 1144085200
From: "Trevia W Beverly" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] An ethical question - SUGGESTION ....
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 12:32:08 -0500
Help new members with their initial, first application if this is what your
office calls for. Supplemental, the person is/should be on their own with
limited help from their librarian, etc. Perhaps a class in beginning
research is in order for those who wish to apply for membership. Doing it
for someone vs. helping ...??
There are always those who will take advantage of a good thing! And I have
found all too often that people want to join because they think it is very
prestigious ... and perhaps it is ... but they have no real interest in
their genealogical history. Do we do them a favor by robbing them of this
unique and wonderful experience?
A thought might be for you to work up what you consider 'fair' for the
office/position to offer .. print it up and give it to the prospective
member with the worksheets ...
And by the way, you might consider that you are not only loosing clients for
yourself but for any other professional researchers out there. "A workman
is worthy of his hire."
Trevia Wooster Beverly
And recommend to your prospective members that they seek out classes,
seminars and conferences. You might have a list in your area that you could
offer to them. **** Some might be interested in a conference such as we
give (ten years now!) at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas.
QUESTION? What kind of response do you think we could expect for a
conference that included one or two sessions as "lineage workshops?" An
interesting thought that we might pursue for next year - any thoughts?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 12:05 PM
Subject: [APG] An ethical question
> I have what I guess is an ethical dilemma. For those of you APGers who
> members of the DAR or SAR, how do you handle requests for research from
> members and potential members?
> Judy Jacobson
> ==== APG Mailing List ====
> The Association of Professional Genealogists
|Re: [APG] An ethical question - SUGGESTION .... by "Trevia W Beverly" <>|