Hanging From the Family Tree is 11!
It’s my Blogiversary! Eleven years! When I began to blog about my genealogy adventures in 2010, it was never my expectation that I would continue this long.
Over time, I have written about my ancestors, my husband’s ancestors and genealogy related trips I have taken. I have set new goals at the end of each year and reviewed the past goals to see where I have met my goals or not.
This past year, I was not very successful with regular posting but I realized that my focus has been gradually changing. Lately I have become more concerned with the quality of my research than with the quantity of the research. Realizing this, I have been taking advantage of the plethora of online education that is currently available.
I am going to apply to become a Certified Genealogist. To that end my adventures in genealogy will take a different path for a while. I will “go on the clock” in June, which means that I will have one year after my application is accepted to submit a portfolio of very specific work products, not to exceed 150 pages, to the Board for Certification of Genealogists. I have been taking classes to that end for the past two years and am currently taking two additional classes.
I am also supplementing the class work by reading samples of the submissions of others. Right now I am beginning to determine the projects I will work on for my portfolio.
This year’s posts will probably be more about certification than family, but it is still genealogy!