Marcel Elias, the owner of Avis Genealogy, was born in Slovakia and studied at universities in Czech Republic and Germany. He majored in Medieval History and has lived in Germany since 2008. He works as an on-site genealogist for Bavaria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia since 2012. He performs genealogical research for those looking for their Central European ancestors as well as heir research. He has also catalogued WWII graves in Nuremberg and answers request regarding those graves from descendants.
Facebook Page – Avis Genealogy
Genealogy Bavaria Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/412807372178231/
Thing You were Most Afraid of
“If I will be good enough.”
Best Advice You Received from Someone Else
“To continue and to learn.“
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Bettinger
Professional Genealogy edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills
Why the West Rules for Now by Ian Morris
Sapience: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
“No matter what you are doing, do it with your heart. You will learn every day. Whether you fail or you succeed, you will learn.”
Here’s a simple action item for you today. Find a group on Facebook that focuses on one of your areas of expertise. Join the group and be sure to read the group rules before participating. I would even go so far as to check who the group admin is – and determine whether they are a fellow professional. Regardless respect the rules and remember it’s their group not yours. Then spend some time over the coming weeks participating in the group, giving freely of your knowledge without expecting anything in return and without dropping the name of your company. Focus on sharing your expertise and building your recognition and reputation.
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