Thursday, May 28, 2009

Back to School: I am Complete Again

I received an envelope from the National Genealogical Society in the mail today. I was hoping it was an award for being their #1 Awesomest Member, but it was the return of my 4th NGS course assignment with comments.

If you remember from my past discussion, you don't get grades in the "graded option" of the NGS course. You either "complete" the assignment or you don't. I am pleased to inform you that I have now completeted four assignments. Numbers 5-7 are submitted and still outstanding. 8 is halfway done on my computer. 9-16 aren't even on the horizon until after June.

For this assignment I had to survey the genealogical holdings at a local library. Clayton was the obvious choice, but I decided to go another direction and check out a library with which I've had little experience: the main Conroe branch of the Montgomery County Memorial Library System.

Here is the feedback I received:

"You have written an excellent report on the genealogical resources of the Montgomery County Memorial Library. You obviously made a thorough survey of the collection; you almost sounded surprised at the extent of potentially valuable material available [That's the copy writer coming out in me. I can make anything sound exciting. However, I was pretty impressed by the amount of genealogy "stuff" they packed into that department]. You're lucky to have both this library and the Clayton Library available to you.

Your citations were all correctly written and formatted. Good job!

Thank you. Thankyouverymuch.


  1. Way to go, Amy! Well-done!Happy Dae·

  2. Good job on your completions! It is amazing what is packed into the Gen Dept @ MCML. I love working there. [OK, "love" only in the way a genealogist can love a Gen Dept...] I always research there before going to Clayton, esp. during school, as I am always trying to beat the clock when I go to Clayton to get back up here to [what some call] "South Dallas" to pick up the kids from school.


  3. Way to go. You're so together with this. I've been stuck on 7 for forever -- don't want to just go to microfilm, and not sure where to go otherwise. :( - tami

  4. Congrats Amy! It's the librarian training. :) If one of your future assignments involves some weird research or a foreign language (Latin) let me know - I might have a project for ya.

  5. Most excellent news Amy! Where will you be in June? Jamboree I hope. How about Samford?

  6. Congrats on another successful assignment :)

  7. I would have test anxiety for sure. It has been a long time since I was in school.
    Congratulations on a job well done.