The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
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 have completed my professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies: Australian Records, 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 have enrolled in two more subjects for 2018.
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 four units, Photo Essay, Introduction to Family History, Place, Image, Object and Families at War. I am considering the other units, in this Diploma.
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.