I had gotten so engrossed in the development of the client report (perhaps too much so) and the class assignments, I had lost track of where I was in the certification process. So, this is my check in on my progress.
I have taken a list of the materials that are needed for the portfolio and described where I am with each:
- Genealogist’s Code: While this is “just” a signature on a piece of paper, it is actually a contract for ethical behavior in all that you do as a genealogist. It is a commitment no matter whether you are working for someone else for pay (or barter), or working on your own family for satisfaction. I consider myself a highly ethical person so I do not find myself in conflict with the Code in my past or present work.
- Background Resume: I have a draft of this roughly laid out but do not like what I have done at all. I need to work on this.
- Document Work (BCG-supplied Document): The BCG supplies you with a document in the area of your interest to transcribe and develop a research plan. BDG does not send this until one actually applies, which I have not yet done. I have decided I am going to declare my era/area of interest to be the 19th century Midwest.
- Document Work (Applicant-supplied Document): I did this work prior to starting this blog. I consider the transcription to be in final draft form. The Research Plan is very weak and needs a lot of work.
- Research Report prepared for a Client: I have been working on this for some time as you know. I have the lineage report in maybe final draft form. I have the narrative portion just about ready to start the citation process (30% complete).
- Case Study: Conflicting or Indirect Evidence: I have this pretty close to final draft form. I will want to revisit this again before saying it is in final draft form.
- Kinship Determination Project: I have this close to final draft form. I will want to revisit this again.
Wow! I am further along than I thought. Lots more to do, but I think it is possible that I will be requesting the application in February or March of 2012 and then doing the final submission in April or May of 2012. That would be pretty cool!
What I have done since the last post: worked on the list of assignments for my class (see next post); attended the UW women’s basketball game which we won,