Its now the end of term, so time to review and reflect on my course so far. Where has the time gone? It does seem to have flown by. Perhaps it is a combination of lockdowns and in an attempt to keep busy, I’ve ploughed through 6 Assessments and 12 assignment. I’ve read lots, attended online courses/webinars and tried to keep up with social connections in the genealogy world.
For me, keeping notes is essential. I write all course notes down, noting the date at the top of the page. Then, when I have a bit of spare time, I can easily see what and when I attended a webinar, online meeting or lectures and I can easily add to my learning log.
This year 1 of the MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies with the University of Strathclyde has been a challenge. I decided to do this part time, with a requirement of around 20 hours a week with additional reading and assignments/assessments throughout the year.
We’ve covered topics such as types of records, where to find them, how to find them, tools and resources, heraldry, palaeography, Latin and early manuscripts and a client study.
I’m really enjoying the course and looking forward to year 2 – although I have a lot of work ahead of me with a major project and mini etudes to complete.
For now, I am looking forward to spending some time researching my own ancestors and spending time in my wonderful garden!