Yes! With all I have learned at the conference, I want to reassess the situation with all my needed content items for the BCG portfolio.
A. Code of Ethics. I feel very confident about this. Attended a session on plagiarism and then read the latest article in The NGS Magazine. Very helpful is splitting the line between plagiarism and copyright. Interesting in that I have been spotting some unethical practices in genealogy, not by intent.
B. Background resume: I need to review what I have written so far and update it.
C. Document work, BCG supplied: Can’t do much about this one specifically
D. Document Work, applicant supplied: I like the document I have selected (land indenture). Since I took the transcription, abstraction, extraction class at NGS, I want to look again at what I have done and see if there are some hints I can apply to the document to spruce it up. I also want to rewrite the research plan; my recollection is that it very weak. I was helped alot by reviewing the successful portfolios at the BCG booth at the conference.
E. Research Report for Client: doing well here. Don’t know if I have one that I particularly like. I have just finished up working on a report for a friend on her Irish maternal side. Ireland is a fascinating country in which to do research. I really enjoyed doing that. I feel sorry for the folks who came over early! 🙂
F. Case Study: conflicting information: I worked very hard on this one only to have my fears substantiated…..it is not an indirect proof. So I will have to start over with this one. Ouch. Good experience though.
G. Kinship Determination: I also worked very hard on this one. It’s still a keeper but I will re-review to spruce up. I also have some additional information.
So that’s where I am after about 11 months of work. Not too bad for where I started.
What I have done since my last post: had my class paper bound and turned in (I will miss the last class which is this Thursday.); also sent it to lulu.com to publish (woo hoo!). decided with at least one other classmate to take the BU course in January. There may be three of us. I am looking forward to that. Finished up my friend’s Irish maternal line and will scan and send to her today. Finished up, as best I can, my friend’s Irish citizenship project, until the final document comes in. Reviewed my other client’s report and want to make it a little stronger before I talk to her. And, finally, started as Director of Publications for the Seattle Genealogical Society. They are a great group.