Friday, January 02, 2015

Why I signed up for the VIRTUAL APG Professional Management Conference

Ol' Myrt here lives in Salt Lake City, so why have I registered for the Virtual PMC to be held 6-7 January 2015? First, the Professional Management Conference has a GREAT lineup of content as you can see from this latest announcement direct from the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Don't Miss Virtual PMC - Registration Ends in 4 Days

Virtual PMC registration ends in four days -- on Tuesday, 6 January 2015. Register now at

Virtual PMC 2015 offers 9 PMC sessions streamed live to computers and mobile devices. And for the first time, you can pick and choose the classes you want to watch:

- $20 -- Individual sessions (or $30 for the 2-hour DNA workshop)
- $45 -- DNA bundle (includes the 2 DNA-focused sessions)
- $70 -- Thursday only (4 sessions)
- $95 -- Friday only (5 sessions, including the 2-hour DNA workshop)
- $145 -- Full Virtual PMC (9 sessions, includes digital version of the PMC syllabus)

View more bundle details and register for PMC at

All registrations include live streaming of and 3-months' online access to recordings of purchased sessions. All Virtual PMC attendees are automatically entered to win a 1-year Ancestry World Deluxe subscription.

Thursday, 8 January 2015
- "Taxes and the Professional Genealogist," James M. Beidler
- "Finding the Law," Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL
- "Mind Maps for Genealogy," Ron Arons, MBA
- "DNA and Genealogical Proof," Angie Bush, MS

Friday, 9 January 2015
- "Get Paid for Your Passion: Setting Fees," Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
- "Finding Your Niche: Matching Passion, Professionalism & Pecuniary Interest," James M. Beidler
- "How to Have Difficult Conversations with Clients and Colleagues," Christina Grover
- "Time Management: Successfully Balancing the Demands of Our Many 'Clients,'" Angela Packer McGhie
- "Genealogy Professionals Needed: Help Adoptees Discover Their Genealogical Roots with DNA" (2-hour workshop), CeCe Moore

Visit for class descriptions and speaker bios.

Don't miss out! Register now for Virtual PMC 2015 at Registration ends Tuesday, 6 January 2015.

So, why has Ol' Myrt signed up for the Virtual APG Professional Management Conference?
Well, I want to attend every session, but I need to conserve my energy for Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. This Ol' gal can only do so much, without resorting to sitting in that danged wheelchair. Thankfully, we can now attend the PMC virtually, from the comfort of our own homes. Isn't technology wonderful?

Better living (and learning) through technology!

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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  1. I'm also attending the virtual PMC conference, although I have another very good reason which is the distance (and cost) involved, as I live in England. I, am also conserving my travelling energy - and pennies - but for Rootstech 2015.

    1. DearROSEMARY,
      Can't wait to see you at RootsTech 2015!