[APG Public List] Re: Native American Research
jawgen at comcast.net
Sat Feb 20 07:53:14 MST 2010
Larry: I think you misunderstood - those looking for financial gain
are the clients hoping to prove native ancestry so they can cash in on
the casino and oil shares or get a free college education which is
available in some states to proven Native Americans. They get mad at
the genealogist who can not provide them entry into this "easy" money.
all the best
On Feb 20, 2010, at 8:21 AM, LBoswell wrote:
I just find it hard to accept that any astute professional,
experienced researcher would think that there was any great financial
gain to be made from doing genealogical research, no matter what the
subject. Whoever held that notion would quickly find it to be a pipe
dream! I'd think if that was the motivation they'd quickly move on to
something that was more lucrative as a career!
In my view, with genealogy it seems that there are a lot of entities
and individuals making vast amounts of money from this field (paid
subscriptions for example), but your everyday genealogical researcher
providing services to clients is not riding on that gravy train!
There are many genealogical investigations that require thousands of
hours of work.
No one does this kind of research for great financial gain. So it is
motivated by passion for genealogy in general, and various subjects in
turn. But it's how that passion is channelled that maybe defines the
dividing line between amateur and professional.
: i.e., most enquirers intent
> upon proving Native American ancestry perceive a financial gain to be
> derived from it, rarely suspect the hundreds or thousands of hours
> it might
> take to find a connection, and ultimately discover that the
> connection is so
> far back in time that it does not qualify them for tribal
> membership, free
> college tuition, or casino shares.
> But, as a personal quest, I, too, would call the effort a passion!
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