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Subject: Re: [S-I] Who Do You Think You Are (American Version)--TakingAdvantage
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 13:52:52 EST
In a message dated 3/7/2010 10:33:32 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> program come on about genealogy. They didn't go very "in depth" with the
> research journey but overall I liked the program and will watch the rest
> the shows. I agree, we all can't jump on planes and fly all over the
Yes but--- Remember they have to sell to sponsers first and then the
public. Genealogists aren't even on their bucket list. This is getting the topic
in front of a lot of people and if we can grab a few into our respective
organizations and communities we will be fortunate.
Are the various history and genealogy organizations you belong to figuring
out how to take advantage of this?
As an example one of the clubs I belong to has put on a series of
*Ancestor's Roadshows* in conjunction with three of our local libraries and have
another series planned this year.
We are also working with the local girl scout and boy scout councils to
help with their merit badges and we are working with a local group, Shepherds
Center, to provide an 8 week genealogy course. Our club also sponsers two
genealogy courses a year which usually has 13-18 people each time.
We all have to be part of and support our clubs if we want them to grow.
Now is a great opportunity.
Sorry for the soapbox but it is something I feel very strongly about.