I've been taking the National Genealogical Society study course, which I previously talked about here and here. Now it's time for a progress report.
The holidays forced me to shelve my school work for a few weeks. I had to do mom things like buy presents. I also had to prepare for a trip to California. It took some time to get back in the routine, but here I am.
I finished the first assignment in lesson 2 today. It was about family traditions. What you might think is a tradition is actually a custom. A tradition is more like a story passed down and I had to verify it with records. I had to fluff up my tradition example a bit. As a family, we're small and just not that exciting. My piece was a reach, but it was all true and I have the documents to back it up.
The lesson came with a writing example from a former student. His was about 1 1/2 pages. Mine was 4. What can I say? I do a lot of research. I like to talk about said research.
Part 2 of lesson 2 discusses family papers/memorabilia/heirlooms. This task is proving a challenge because the items that exist for my family are all in California and I am in Texas. I have to reach deep into my brain for ideas to list for this assignment.
So far I do like the experience of this course and do feel like I am learning something. I just wish the process was more interactive, but I'll save that rant for another time. Onward!