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.