I hope that everyone’s Thanksgiving was a good one. We spent ours with my husband’s brother’s family and our daughter flew in from Boston to be there as well. The weather even cooperated! While I was there I was able to work on a number of my assignments for my class. I was going to work on the resume for the BCG certification but because they did not have iPages (the MAC equivalent of Word for Windows) I decided to wait until I got home. The assignments are due 15 December. I worked on the following in yellow:
- Pedigree chart and family group sheet, fully cited: already handed in
- Vital records: I have realized that I do not know what this assignment even is! Gotta work on this.
- Example of census document with citation: did this one. I consider it 100% ready to hand in
- Critique of two GENWeb sites: Have it drafted at 95%. Need to final review and then I will be done
- Letter of inquiry: Picked a different one and got it’s letter off. I consider this 100% complete.
- Identification of a US county history and cited: completed, not submitted
- Take home quiz: did this one to about 90% complete.
- Bibliography of a variety of sources (15+): re-reviewed this one and saw several things I could improve upon. My next blog will be about the variety of sources that are out there to investigate and the improvements I made..
- Newspaper research: newspaper on order through Inter-library Loan, not yet received; if it doesn’t get here right after Thanksgiving, I will have to identify another newspaper and write the (brief) report on it instead.
- Annotated chronology: started, not yet in final draft form. Got this one further along. This, for some reason, and maybe it’s my topic, seems harder to do.
- Oral history interview: assignment not yet given, not due until the start of 2nd quarter.
So I am in really good shape for the assignments and to get them turned in. I did not work on my certification specifically.
Things I worked on since the last posting: I did some on-line looking at the Samford and the Boston University Genealogy courses. I would really like to see their syllabi. If anyone has it to share, I would love to see it. I organized my assignments into a 3 ring notebook; although I won’t hand it in that way it made is simpler to know which documents I had and which ones I needed to work on. I worked a lot on the Bibliography. I wrote two articles for the OGSA newsletter (Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America) and I did the problem description of my distant relative so Helle can give it to her genealogy friend in Denmark and see if he can make any additional headway.