I finished the Boston University Certificate of Genealogical Research program last night!!!! It’s been a hectic and at times stressful 14 weeks but I’m so glad I did it. I’ve learned so much, discovered areas I’m weak in and need to improve, seen how citations are REALLY supposed to look (!), and feel ready to tackle the long process of becoming a certified professional genealogist.
In no particular order, here are some to-do list items I’m hoping to tackle sooner rather than later. (My immediate goal is to keep the momentum going now that the BU program is behind me):
- Become a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists DONE!!!
- Join the Great Lakes Chapter of the APG
- Get on the waiting list for a ProGen study group (Just emailed the coordinator!!!!)
- Blog three times a week
- Complete NGS home study lessons 7&8 by June 1st.
- Increase my Erie County History Society volunteer days in the Library & Archives from 1 to 2 a week
- Write an article for the Erie Society for Genealogical Society’s quarterly publication
- Correct the citations on the Turner Collins Genealogy (one generation per week)
- Begin applying standards of proof to my existing tree, one branch at a time…planning to start with the Denchfields
- Solve the genealogical puzzle of the multitude of John Denchfields who married women named Mary in North Marston, Bucks, in the 18th century.
- Organize and file the 10,000 pieces of loose papers that have been floating around my house the last three months
Hmmmmm…..is this too ambitious??