Review of BU’s Genealogical Research Certificate Program

It’s been a little while since I’ve finished the program but the content is still fresh in my mind, so now is the perfect time to write a review with my experience.  I signed up for Boston University’s Genealogical Research Certificate Program back in March or April of this year and began the class in May.  Luckily, I discovered a group for course participants (past and future) on Facebook and asked the group what to expect.  The group answered candidly and told me to expect to kiss my social life goodbye and explained that it would take anywhere from 30+

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UPDATE – Personal Changes, Trip to Ireland & More

It’s been rather quiet here in Geni Journey land.  You see, I started this blog excitedly with a plan to share my passion for genealogy and help others get started on their own journey.  Around the same time I launched this blog, I also decided to pursue my Certificate in Genealogical Research through Boston University. The class was rewarding, challenging and time-consuming (took anywhere from 30-50 extra hours a week over the summer) but did pull me away from the blog a bit. Shortly after completing the course, I had to make some difficult life-changing personal decisions and moved from

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Reflections: Now vs History

Now vs History This is by no means a political blog, nor do I intend for it to be, but I felt the need to write a reflective post as my heart and mind have been heavy over the past 24 hours 7+ months. In researching my family history and that of others, and seeing history being written today, I must speak up. I’m an Independent.  Sure, I’m rather socially liberal but conservative in many other ways.  I don’t believe in “sides”.  I believe in individual beliefs that are formed by one’s own mind vs the siding of an entire party’s

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Tuesday Tip: Genealogy Volunteering

Since I’ve been tied up with the class I’m currently taking, I’ve admittedly been slacking in the blog department. I wanted to make sure to share a tip for this week. What better way to get acquainted with genealogical terms and processes than to participate in genealogy volunteering? I have been volunteering my time for genealogy causes for about a year now and it has helped me in many ways. Here are a few ways to get involved: Records Transcription: With organizations scanning thousands of original documents every day, there is a great need for transcription services. Transcribing consists of

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