Genea-Investors: Is Wall Street Telling Us Anything About "Big Picture" Genealogy?" The article is a little bit about investing and a little more about the "big picture" of genealogy. It's a great article so please take a moment to read it.
In response to Mel, genealogist Taco Goulooze had the following to say, "It IS probably a bad time to become a professional genealogist, though. Maybe the profession needs to change a bit from just providing a service to a more educating role (which in turn will benefit companies like Ancestry.com)."
You can read Taco's full quote from the link above. The basic gist of what he is saying, I believe, is that there is so much online now that the role of the professional genealogist is being diminished.
What do you think? Is the role of professional genealogists disappearing? Are their services no longer needed? Should they focus more on providing education services? Do you feel genealogists haven't focused on education enough? Is it time to pack our bags and go?
I want to hear what you have to say about this! Leave a comment here or write a post on your own blog, leaving your link in the comments.
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