About Me.

A Family Tree researcher for over 30 years and a blogger since 2010, I love to share what I find. This blog has opened up a new way to contact and keep in-touch with both family and friends. It mightn't always be genealogy related and you might not agree with my point of view but I want you to comment, ask questions and look upon this blog as 'friends having a chat'.

Continuing Education

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
B.B. King

I love learning! 

 I will admit that I wasn't a good scholar and I really didn't do well in my exams but I still loved the learning side of school. ( I can still remember the names of the rivers of NSW.)
Now as an adult I still love to learn and with genealogy as my passion, learning is wonderful. Several of my friends mention on their blogs, CGD. What is CDG? Continuing Genealogical Development.

This is the phase of my continuing learning I'm now in.

I have completed a Certificate in Genealogical Research from the Society of Australian Genealogists.

I am currently studying with The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Canada. The topics I have covered range from Australian research, methodology, Irish and Scottish research, copyright and writing for genealogy. I have only four subjects left in this course and should be finished by the end of 2017. I finished my last subject on 21 September 2017 and am just awaiting my results.

I also keeps my skills up to date through attending lectures, talks and seminars.

This year, 2016, I completed a unit titled, Writing Family History, through the University of Tasmania.  I have now completed another two courses, Photo Essay and Introduction to Family History. My aim is to complete the full eight subjects and obtain my diploma. I have also done Families at War and Place, Image, Object. I am still considering the other subjects. 

I also undertook a unit titled, Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree, through the University of Strathclyde.

2016 and 2017 saw me attend RootsTech in Salt Lake City, Utah. Billed as the world's largest genealogy conference, it runs for three days. I attended sessions covering, writing, Scottish, Irish and German research, how to use documents to prove that you have the right person, to name a few.

Remember, you are never to old to learn, even if it a trivial fact that helps you win Trivial Pursuit.


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