Episode from the podcastThe Genealogy Professional podcast with Host Marian Pierre-Louis – Interviews with Experienced Genealogists

TGP 50 - Cari Taplin

Released Saturday, 7th December 2019
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Cari Taplin,CG is related to Roy Rogers. Or at least that's what her family told her. As a result, finding her true heritage has been her focus since the year 2000. She is a native of Wood County, Ohio but migrated to Wyoming, Colorado and now Pflugerville, Texas which is just outside Austin. Cari holds the Certified Genealogist® credential and has served in a wide variety of volunteer and leadership positions for state, local, and national societies. She currently serves on the board of the Association for Professional Genealogists and is the Vice President of Membership for the Federation of Genealogical Societies. As the owner of GenealogyPANTS, she provides speaking, research, and consultation services. Cari focuses on midwestern and Great Lakes states and methodology. Cair Taplin, CG is an internationally renowned genealogist. He has authored numerous articles for genealogy magazines and scholarly journals. He is a popular presenter at conferences and seminars around the world.

Contact Links

Website – Genealogy Pants

Facebook – Cari Taplin, CG

Other Links   

The Association of Professional Genealogists

The Board for Certification of Genealogists

One Action Genealogists Can Take Right Now
"Join the Association of Professional Genealogists.”

Recommended Book
The Life of Pi by Jan Martel

Productivity Tool
Evernote and time check app called Toggl

Advice
"Join a local society to meet like minded people, a mentor or friends."

Action Item
Actually I'm going to give you two action items! We'll touch on two topics that Cari mentioned - tracking clients and education.

ACTION:

First, if you're a professional who takes clients or does speaking engagements or writes articles - basically someone who get paid by someone else for work - I want you to start tracking the requests you are getting for work. Who is contacting you, how are they contacting you and what are they asking for? And does the communication lead to paid work? If you are a client researcher, you can track potential clients. If you're a speaker, you can track requests for presentations. If you're a writer you can track your writing proposals. And if you already track all of this I want you to spend some time with your data to see what you can learn from the information.

Second, if you're not a professional I'd like you to focus on one of Cari's other topics - education. If you're a member of APG you could go listen to that webinar she mentioned. The one by Jeanne Bloom about how to track your clients. If you're not an APG member, you could watch a free BCG webinar. They are broadcast live the 3rd Tuesday of every month at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

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43m 44s
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Episode
50
Episode Type
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