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We Have a Winner!: APG PMC

Winner  by Salvatore Vuono/Courtesy of

Winner by Salvatore Vuono/Courtesy of

We have a winner!

You may recall that we had one registration to the Association of Professional Genealogist’s  Professional Management Conference to give away to one lucky student. That lucky student is Lynn Funk.

Lynn was understandably excited, “The reason I wanted to attend was that I looked at the amazing line-up of speakers and topics being presented and knew there were things that I could learn from them that would make me a better genealogist.  For instance, Thomas Jones has several workshops including You’ve Got Options: Many Ways to Cite Right.  I know that citing sources is a weakness for me and I look forward to hearing what Dr. Jones has to say about this so that I can turn this weakness into a strength.” Lynn is also looking forward to hearing  Billie Stone Fogarty and National Institute course author James Beidler. ”

This was a great opportunity for Lynn whose goal is to become a professional genealogist. She says, “I try to take every opportunity that is presented to me to learn more about genealogy and family history.”

About herself, Lynn says, “I have been researching family history for over 35 years, off and on–more on now that my children are grown!  Right now I am involved in several projects: 1) Researching my Smith line with a cousin who “found” me through AncestryDNA.  We have never met in person or talked on the phone– in fact up until a few months ago, I didn’t even know she existed.  But we are hoping to get together sometime in the next year to see what we can find on this elusive line.  2) I am working on The National Institute course, Analysis and Skills Mentoring II . 3) I am trying to organize my genealogy in preparation for putting together a history of my family that can be passed down to my children and grandchildren, etc.  and 4) I am preparing to teach a beginning genealogy class at my church.”


Congratulations Lynn and good luck with your research!

If you wish you had been the winner you can still register for the 2015 APG PMC. Check out the conference website.

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