Working as a full-time genealogist is the dream for many, but the transition to working without the structure of a 9-to-5 job can be a real culture shock. Complicating matters, most of the conventional wisdom about working from home is designed for teleworkers whose needs differ from genealogists’. This webinar will help attendees develop their own working-from-home best practices customized to their business, their biology, and ideal space (which may not be inside their home at all). This session offers insight to aspiring genealogists looking to make the leap to full-time work, while seasoned professionals will gain new tools to refine their setup.
About the Presenter: Meryl Schumacker, Certified Genealogist®, is the founder of We Go Way Back LLC in New York City. Meryl specializes in New York City genealogy from the 17th-20th centuries, Jewish genealogy, and genetic genealogy. Meryl has compiled multigenerational family histories and located elusive ancestors for private clients, biographers, nonprofits, and corporations. Her work has been published in The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, NGS Magazine, and the APG Quarterly. She has contributed research to The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central), Who Do You Think You Are? (NBC), and several biographies. In 2017, Meryl was awarded the Walter Lee Sheppard Jr. Prize (BCG/IGHR) and the Association of Professional Genealogists’ Young Professional Scholarship.