OFO No: 263301
What is a Genealogist?
A Genealogist studies and researches the history of families.
They may work for one family or for specialised organisations like museums etc.
Some Genealogists may specialise in a particular group or families which have the same surname.
One of the jobs that Genealogists do is that they draw up family trees.
What does a Genealogist do?
- does tons and tons of research
- at museums in cities and tiny towns
- church records
- government archives etc
- interviews people related to the research
- analyses the data
- draws up family trees
- creates notes and reports
Are you . . . ?
- interested in research?
- detail orientated?
- a good communicator?
- interested in history?
- good at comprehension?
How do I become a Genealogist?
A qualification would be extremely advantageous.
Degree: BA at most universities, with subjects such as Sociology, History and Languages is recommended.
- CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
- Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
- To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions.
- GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA (GSSA)
Is becoming a Genealogist the right career choice for me?