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Are you interested in a possible career as a professional genealogist? Want to learn how the pros approach genealogy research or tackle tough ethical situations? The APG's live webinars are open free to the public. Registration information for our upcoming webinars is included below.

Missed a webinar? Recordings of five+ years of past webinars are available to APG members as a benefit of membership. We would love to have you join us!

 

Event Details
Saturday, 14 October 2017
1:00p.m. EDT

Transitioning to a Full-Time Genealogy Career
Presenter: George G. Morgan

Registration required: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1512381924138379521

Are you thinking about making the move to become a full-time professional genealogist? Have you considered what services you will offer and how to price them so that you can support yourself? There are lots of things to consider, from organizing your business, deciding on a business name and identity, how to write contracts, to how to market yourself, to continuing your education and diversifying your offerings.

About the Presenter: George G. Morgan began his seminar business more than 20 years ago and has diversified to include genealogy and library lectures, writing, producing podcasts, consulting, and more. He shares insights from his experiences to help you analyze and begin your full-time genealogical career. George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc, a Tampa Bay-based company that has been providing training to library personnel and to genealogists since 1996. He is an internationally recognized genealogy expert and a highly popular speaker at genealogical conferences. George has presented all across the US in national, state, and local conferences, and has spoken in Canada, the UK, on international genealogical cruises, and webinars.

Since 2005, George and Drew Smith have been co-hosts of The Genealogy Guys SM Podcast, and introduced the Genealogy Connection podcast in 2016. Their podcasts have been downloaded more than two million times. George is the author of twelve landmark genealogy books, including the latest edition of How to Do Everything: Genealogy, and writes articles for four genealogy magazines. He has served on genealogical society and corporate boards of directors. He currently chairs a committee of the Friends of the John F. Germany Library in Tampa promoting library advocacy and projects for the Florida History and Genealogy Library.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017
8:00p.m. EDT

Accounting Basics for Professional Genealogists
Presenter: Dave Liesse

 
Registration required: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1627443620682497283

Are you a new business owner who knows next to nothing about keeping financial records? Are you an existing business owner who year after year gets chastised by your tax professional about the state of your records? Are you looking for a business loan but your books aren’t good enough for your bank? Do you just want a refresher since your last accounting class was in high school, 30 years ago?

Join us as we discuss the basics of accounting and bookkeeping, with an emphasis on the point of view of a professional genealogist. We’ll start at the very beginning and work our way up to the differences in recordkeeping requirements based on your business structure. Time permitting, we’ll wrap up with a discussion of the advantages and pitfalls of using accounting software vs. keeping records in a spreadsheet or even on (gasp!) ledger paper. .

About the Presenter: Dave Liesse has been pursuing genealogy for a bit over 40 years, having gotten the bug after reading an old Woody Woodpecker comic book involving Woody’s family tree. After being laid off from his job in the software industry in 2008 he decided to start his own business combining two of his primary interests: tax preparation and genealogy. Tax preparation expanded into accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll services, and as a professional genealogist himself Dave has an uncommon insight into the recordkeeping requirements of those in the field. He has held leadership positions in the South King County [Washington] Genealogical Society, in the Puget Sound Chapter of APG, and at the chapter and state levels of the Washington State Tax Consultants, as well as numerous organizations with other interests. He is a frequent presenter at tax, genealogy, and model railroading events and is completing the last of the requirements for the Distinguished Toastmaster designation in Toastmasters International.




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