Monday, February 1, 2010

What's on the Agenda: February 1-7, 2010

This past week (January 24-31) was quite busy.  I completed three Loyalist certificate applications for a client. Helping the client with research was interesting as all three of the Loyalist families were related. As I do more of these Loyalist applications, I am learning about the families who settled in Essex County after the Revolutionary War. I am finding this thought-provoking and engrossing.  I wish I had more time to learn about these settlers.

The methodology course I am taking and this month's ProGen assignment complimented each other.  Over the past month, I have learned a lot about research plans and document analysis.  I have created a research plan for my ancestor Harman Ryckman, which I hope to be able to implement.  I will be posting about this in more detail on Our Ryckman Roots.

Reading.  I have been reading a lot.  While I take the kids to their activities, and wait, I read.  I read in the morning, afternoon and sometimes late into the evening.  Taking courses and trying to achieve my goal of graduating requires lots of reading of course materials.  No, I am not complaining about this.  Although, sometimes I feel I am experiencing information overload.

What's on the agenda for this week? I am hoping to complete the rest of the assignments for the methodology course this week and be ahead of the completion deadline.  I have two new English research courses which start today, so I will be reading and completing week 1 course work on the week-end.  If there is a bit of time, I hope to start working through the research plan on my Ryckman line.

Finally, I am posting information about the next edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival.

Call for submissions for the 8th Edition, Canadian Genealogy Carnival.  The topic is Winter Sports in the Great White North. What winter sports did your Canadian ancestors participate in? Did or does your family travel to Canada in the winter to take advantage of the snow? Tell us all about it for the 8th edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival. Photographs are also welcome and encouraged.  Submit your post at Blog Carnival. Deadline is February 14, 2010, 11:59 pm.