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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=black face=Arial><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>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. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='color:black'> </span></font><span class=bodylargeboldtimes1><font
size=4 color="#93722f"><span style='font-size:13.5pt;color:#93722F'>HEIRLINES</span></font></span><font
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class=bodyboldtimes1><b><font size=1 color="#003366"><span style='font-size:
8.5pt;color:#003366;font-weight:bold'>FAMILY HISTORY &amp; GENEALOGY</span></font></b></span><i><font
color=black><span style='color:black;font-style:italic'> find your ancestry!</span></font></i><font
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href="http://www.heirlines.com/" title="http://www.heirlines.com/">www.heirlines.com</a>
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▪ <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Salt Lake City</st1:City>, <st1:State
 w:st="on">UT</st1:State>&nbsp; <st1:PostalCode w:st="on">84110</st1:PostalCode></st1:place></span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Tahoma;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font size=2
face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'> apgpubliclist-bounces@apgen.org
[mailto:apgpubliclist-bounces@apgen.org] <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>On
Behalf Of </span></b>Lisa Gorrell<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Tuesday, October 06, 2009
2:11 PM<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> apgpubliclist@apgen.org<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> Re: [APG Public List] Who
Are We, Really?</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><font size=3
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>I haven't attended a
national conference yet and plan to attend NGS in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">Salt Lake City</st1:place></st1:City> this coming year. I have been
researching nearly 15 years and would consider myself an intermediate
researcher.&nbsp; I am better at some records (especially late 19th century
&amp; 20th century) than others (before 1850).&nbsp; I am looking forward to
hearing from presenters that I have been reading about all these years.<br>
<br>
Wouldn't it be helpful for beginners to have a special track for them such as
on one day?&nbsp; We have done this at model railroading conventions.<br>
<br>
Lisa Gorrell<br>
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Martinez</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">CA</st1:State></st1:place>
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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 12:59 PM, Wanda Samek &lt;<a
href="mailto:wanda@sameks.us">wanda@sameks.us</a>&gt; wrote:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=blue face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>&gt;&gt;The people who defend current
conference topics are, in fact, defending them for &quot;beginners&quot;, a
category in which they are&nbsp;NOT placing&nbsp;themselves.&nbsp;&lt;&lt;</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=blue face=Arial><span style='font-size:
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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=blue face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'>It may also strengthen my conclusion that
national conferences, as a general rule, should be targeted more toward
intermediate and advanced levels of expertise.</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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