Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Genealogy Education

Today I received my certificate of completion in the NGS American Genealogy Home Study Course. I feel a great sense of completion and satisfaction. Oddly I was also asking myself, "Now what? What should my next step be?"

For now I will enjoy the rest of the summer with my kids and attempt to get my house back under control. I  still have the monthly ProGen Study Group assignments and chats to tend to, as well as the monthly NGSQ discussions. I also have a stack of journals and books to read. These things are enough to keep me busy for the rest of the year. However, I will probably plan for more.

I have my education plan, that I will go back to and revise. I will set new goals for myself and decide where my genealogical education needs focus. A must on my list, is to attend Samford again next year. I hope to get into Elizabeth Shown Mills' class. Fingers are crossed. My long term goal is certification from BCG. I have a lot of work to do before I get to that point. For now, I'm enjoying the journey.


  1. Greetings Cinamon,
    Congratulations on completing your NGS course! When will you finish ProGen?
    Hope to see you again at Samford.

  2. Hi Kathryn, I think I will finish up ProGen in April 2012.

  3. Congratulations! The NGS Home course is not for sissies!