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How could I go about making genealogy my career?

Question by dj_webb18

Could anyone advise me on how to find genuine job vacancies in the genealogy or archives sector? Most normal job wesites don't seem to particular understand or correctly categorise or describe the genealogy jobs to be easily singled out, and then often the job vacancies that I do find are either non-UK (I don't have a passport and don't really want to emigrate for genealogy since I have a lot of UK-based experience), voluntary (as good as those jobs often sound I need to pay the mortgage and this type of job often requires the sucessful applicants to pay other costs too (eg travelling and day tickets at research centres, as well as not earning anything) or are more to do with developing genealogical software or promoting the big sites (handling their mailouts etc) than doing actual genealogical based work.
Ideally I'd like to have an office based genealogical job of the sort they show on the BBC TV series 'Heir Hunters', but Frasers isn't very near to me as far I'm aware, and usually has no vancancie and a long waiting list anyway, and I don't know of any other similar company near by.
Sorry if this is the sort of question that can be asked on this site.

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on 2011-09-22 20:44:36

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