I have been researching, half heartedly, whole heartedly, according to best practices, and not for about 30 years (more on that later – I’ll tell you what kicked it off). I’ve decided I would like to do this for others as a second career. So in an effort to develop my skills, I have created a personal development plan for the next three years. Culminating (hopefully) in Certified GenealogistSM (CGSM) with the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. My development plan, at a high level, looks like this:
In the upcoming weeks I’ll catch you up on where I’m at with my current endeavors – the ProGen Study Group and the National Genealogical Society Home Study Course (NGS-HSC). A large part of my self-education is also the wealth of knowledge that other genealogists out there have and share so generously. We’ll talk about the various blogs I follow on Follow Fridays.