Monday, August 2, 2010

An overdue ProGen update

It's been a while since I talked about my ProGen experience. With school out, client work, Expo work, genealogy conference season, and more, I've just been cranking out each assignment and moving to the next. I barely have time to breathe, much less pause and blog about it.

My current task is a proof argument. Luckily, they gave us three months for this one. I am proud to say that I am finished with mine with the exception of a final read later this week. This wasn't my favorite assignment, but I am so glad to get the practice.

My subject deals with overcoming name variations when determining parentage. Folks in my family tree can't seem to keep the names they're given, and that complicates things. My great-great grandmother outlived three husbands and went by four different first names!

Well, having this proof argument done is a great weight off my shoulders. It's not due until the end of the month, but now I can enjoy the APG and FGS conferences without worrying about anything.

Today was also the ProGen chat for my group. Our fearless leader (Craig Scott, CG) is great because he has so much experience. He also tells it like it is. I've really enjoyed his take on writing for the profession and the publishing industry in general.

Next month (September) the task is to develop a marketing plan. You can bet mine will involve social media components. I can't wait to get started on that one.

It's hard to believe my ProGen class (#3) is almost over! So worth it.


  1. Thank you for the insight into PROGEN. I have been considering it as of late and was wondering what it entailed.
    Hope you have fun.

  2. I am waiting for the application for the next ProGen group starting Sept. 1 to arrive this month. I'm excited to get started. Glad you have been enjoying the group.

  3. I am in the early months of Pro-Gen (just finished the time management assignment), but I really like it, and look forward to future assignments. Good to hear what you think of it as well.


  4. Hope to see you at FGS! And you're right about Craig - he's great (he has spoken to the Fairfax Genealogical Society a number of times).