I am settling in at the Society of Genealogists. The Stage 2 Evening Skills course I have arranged begins next month, and soon to be advertised are Stage 3, a course about researching ancestors in the seventeenth century and one on London geography and repositories.
I have gained another distinction in the Pharos Course Building on a Solid Foundation, and have been studying another course towards my Intermediate Certificate: Before the Modern Census – Name-rich Sources from 1690 to 1837. I’ll be handing in my assessments for this course once I am back from Mallorca in April.
I completed the assignments for this term at Strathclyde early in the month which left plenty of time for the big main assessment. As I mentioned last month it is another “do some genealogy” task. We have been given two individuals and scarce details about them and a common ancestor. The assignment is all about filling in the gaps. I really enjoyed working on this and hope to get a reasonable mark.
I finished Helen Baggott’s Posted in the Past for the Society of Genealogists book club. Still ongoing is Tracing your ancestors from 1066 to 1837 : a guide for family historians by Jonathan Oates.
I helped out in the Expert Booth at RootsTech for the Register of Qualified Genealogists, but it was very quiet! I also really enjoyed the 24 hours of talks on the HistoryForUkraine event, some great speakers and a lot of money raised.
Meetings, Webinars, Courses etc this month:
Using the FamilySearch Catalog
|FamilySearch||I struggle to use the Family Search catalog but there is a wealth of information in it and I really should use it much more. This helped me to find the information that is available.|
Mummy, What did you do in the Great War? My ancestor was a woman at War.
|Emma Jolly||Society of Genealogists||A fascinating look a the role women played during the first world war, and how to find the records.|
Getting Started with Entrepreneurship
|Dr Kate Smith of Credo Academy||Strathclyde University||A good confidence booster as I start my business.|
Nature Reserve update: Gwaith Powdwr (springing into action)
|North Wales Wildlife Trust||It was lovely to see all that is going on at Gwaith Powdwr and the work being done to view and protect bats.|
Lunchtime Chat – Tracing Female Ancestors – Why are we neglecting half of our Ancestors
|Else Churchill||Society of Genealogists||It is always very unpredictable what direction these chats will take. We ended up talking about how women took their husband’s nationality. I do enjoy hosting these.|
New Ways of Using Census Microdata to Research Social History
|Dr Lesley Trotter||Society of Genealogists||A very interesting talk about using census data to inform one place studies and similar research. Using databases is the key to analysis.|
Between working for SoG, a Pharos course with a lot packed into it, an assessment for Strathclyde and starting to do some research for clients it has been a very full, but satisfying month.