Class completed!

When I graduated from college, I told my Dad that I was glad that I would never have to go to class again.  He laughed and said that my education had just begun.  At the time, I thought he had lost his mind.  I now know what he was talking about when I think of all the continuing education classes I have taken over the years.  It is particularly poignant as I have now completed the online semester class from Boston University on Genealogical Research.

I learned many things while taking the class and I met many people who have the same love for genealogical research as I.  There are many different areas that a researcher can pursue, something I was not aware.  Genealogy is more than just tracing your ancestors and putting them in a tree for others to see, it also includes helping locate helping to locate lost heirs; helping to reunite birth mothers with their adopted children, and visa versa; helping solve cold cases; and a new emerging field of medical genealogy.

This course was challenging and frustrating!  There were many times I wanted to throw in the towel, but with the encouragement of my husband and son, I made it through.  I was even surprised when I realized how much I will miss the class!  OK, not all of it…I still hate citations, but I now know why they are important.  I am thankful for the opportunity of meeting my teachers and classmates and consider them the start of my genealogy network.  I look forward to meeting them in person at future conferences.

So now I am back and will be more active on my blogging, hopefully with useful information.  I do need clients so please contact me if I can do any type of genealogical research for you.

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