School starts today

I have been anxiously awaiting today for the past week. Today I start three classes through the National Institute of Genealogical Studies. I am currently enrolled in 9 classes. I have completed the first (in December), for February I am taking three, March I am taking three and the April I will be taking two.

This month my classes are:

Methodology – Part 2: Organizing and Skill Building

US: Census Records

US: Vital Records, Understanding & Using The Records

My plan of attack is to spend a few hours each evening on one of the classes. My goal at the end of this is to obtain my Certificate in Genealogical Studies – American Records.

Tonight’s focus was the Methodology class. Though this is a beginner class, it was great to get back to the basics and think about where I am as a genealogist and what areas I can grow in. 

Today’s learning…

is that I need to find what works for me when it comes to organizing my files. I have read many different articles on this and I just need to decide what will work for me.

My goal for class and my blog is to sum up each week (over the next 6) what I have learned and how I am doing going through this process. It has been many years since I have been in a class that results in a grade at the end of the course. So, while I am excited about this process, nervous would also work to describe it.

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2 responses

  1. Good for you! A lot of work, but you have the dedication to do it, and do it right. Best wishes!

    Keep these ancestor stories coming!

    Bill ;-)

    http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/

    Author of “13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories”

    1. Thanks Bill, I appreciate the encouragement!

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