Thursday, April 2, 2009


I haven't been home a whole lot in the past few weeks. I had a spring break vacation, then back-to-back conferences. I don't recommend such tight personal scheduling to anyone.

Last week, I attended the annual conference for the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP). The members are mostly people who own their own research businesses or hope to in the future. I've met 3 members who do some type of genealogy or historical research. I'm a little baffled why more genealogists aren't members. Maybe they don't know about it or it's a perception thing. Frankly, I learn more about the business of running an information business from AIIP than I do from the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). Maybe that will change when I attend my first Professional Management Conference in Little Rock. Until then, AIIP will be my rock.

This week I also attended the Texas Library Association annual conference. It helps that it's currently in my hometown. Since I'm a division chairperson, I had to go run a meeting and host a mixer. For most of it I felt like I was winging it but the meeting ran well and people came to the mixer. My term expires tomorrow and I'm glad. It's time to be done. I want to focus on other things.

So now you know where I've been and why I haven't been posting much. I'll get back in to the swing of things next week. For now I'm going to visit with my parents and take in the Lone Star APG meeting in Waco on Saturday. Any takers?


  1. Hi Amy
    I have never heard of the Association of Independant Information Professionals. Thank you for bringing to the attention of your readers.

  2. Thank you for your kind words, and ideas.....I am seriously considering going to the Western Pa Genealogy Society Spring Seminar this April. It is in my home town and the topics include Military Geneological research, Tracing Ancestors Back Across the Atlantic, and Pennsylvania Genealogical Research.

    I too am the cat food giver person, anyone who said you can't herd cats never tried it with a can of cat food.