How do you support the organizations to which you belong…?

I am going to get “preachy” here:  Genealogists have a strong ethic about giving back to their community. This ethic manifests itself in several different ways.  Today I volunteered at the exhibit door at the conference. My job was to answer questions and to make sure only the exhibitors went into the hall before the opening. It was not highly intellectual work nor was it particularly taxing but that wasn’t the point. I volunteered even though it was my first conference.   I volunteered not because I didn’t have anything to do, but to help. I believe in the “cosmic account”. The cosmic account tracks good deeds. The approach recognizes that if I help Person X, Person X may never have an opportunity to help me, and that’s OK.  Conversely, Person Z may help me and I may never be able to help Person Z.  If we all help who can, just a little, we will all be richer but my personal account with Person X will always be in credit and the account with Z will always show a deficit….and that just the way it is……

So, give back to someone today or to some organization. They probably need your good work.

Happy Hunting!

Jill

What I have done since the last post: I attended a good presentation on Catholic records in America. He was very knowledgable and made some of the work I need to do with Catholic records on my husbands side seem more do-able. I picked up all the filers by the Genealogical Speakers Guild to see hMindy rough draft compared (very well indeed).  Not sure I’ll join but I might. I also am considering joining Assn. of Professional Genealogists. We’ll see.  Tomorrow is the last day of the conference; it has flown by.

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One comment on “How do you support the organizations to which you belong…?

  1. Cosmic accounts are important…thank you for that post!

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