Genealogists

Genealogists conduct research into the ancestral background of individuals and families to discover and identify the personal histories of their clients. They search back along family lines to create family trees. Genealogists also research medical histories, adoption records, and conduct period research for writers and filmmakers.


Quick Facts
Duties Conduct research into the ancestral background of individuals and families to discover and identify the personal histories of their clients
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • History
  • Journalism
Experience None required to get started
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
  • Research
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Owner of Genealogy Business or College Professor
  • Full-Time Genealogist
  • Part-Time Genealogist

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