[APG Public List] Who Are We, Really?

Mary E. Petty - Heirlines, Inc mary at heirlines.com
Tue Oct 6 15:09:34 MDT 2009

Thanks for Lisa, for sharing how model railroading addresses the professional needs of their career occupation or the professional lecture track for practitioners at their conventions/conferences   This has given me a whole new avenue to use in studying the processes of professionalism and professionalization.  I am going to check out how you can become a professional in model railroading and see the correlation with professional genealogy.  I am curious as to the name of the practitioner, their professional career path and how far this occupation is in professionalizing.  Can you direct me to appropriate websites for the practitioner?  I am sure this will be very enlightening.    Again, thanks Lisa for bringing this to the attention of APG. 




Sincerely yours,


Mary E. Petty, B.A.


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From: apgpubliclist-bounces at apgen.org [mailto:apgpubliclist-bounces at apgen.org] On Behalf Of Lisa Gorrell
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 2:11 PM
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Subject: Re: [APG Public List] Who Are We, Really?


I haven't attended a national conference yet and plan to attend NGS in Salt Lake City this coming year. I have been researching nearly 15 years and would consider myself an intermediate researcher.  I am better at some records (especially late 19th century & 20th century) than others (before 1850).  I am looking forward to hearing from presenters that I have been reading about all these years.

Wouldn't it be helpful for beginners to have a special track for them such as on one day?  We have done this at model railroading conventions.

Lisa Gorrell
Martinez, CA 

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 12:59 PM, Wanda Samek <wanda at sameks.us> wrote:

>>The people who defend current conference topics are, in fact, defending them for "beginners", a category in which they are NOT placing themselves. <<



A very good point, Barbara.  


It may also strengthen my conclusion that national conferences, as a general rule, should be targeted more toward intermediate and advanced levels of expertise.


Wanda Samek

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