Monday, 14 March 2016

Memorandum Monday


Waving to you all on this sunny Monday morning and hoping you're all well. 
 
My 'something new' for this week thankfully arrived in my inbox this morning.  Thankfully, because without this, I wouldn't have had anything to write about!  I signed up for a course with FutureLearn a few week ago, and today is day one of my chosen course - 'Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree'.  It's a 6 week free online course run by the Centre for Lifelong Learning's Postgraduate Programme in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde.
 
I've already done a lot of research on my family tree but I'm stuck with two particular lines and don't seem to be able to make any progress with them so, apart from having a genuine interest in the subject matter, I'm hoping that this course will help me discover new ways of researching and also to give me a better understanding of the types of documents I am already familiar with.
 
I've done one of the FutureLearn courses before and was comfortable with the pace of learning - there's no pressure to meet deadlines, although you do miss out on joining in with the online discussions if you fall behind.  I've also signed up for two more courses, starting in May (I think); both shorter 3 week courses - one on nutrition and one on solving number problems. 
 
I hope you all have a lovely week with lots of interesting things planned.  Thanks to Sian for organising this weekly link up.

8 comments:

  1. Have fun with your research! Sounds like a good course too to take!

    betty

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  2. This sounds fascinating! I've always been very interested in family history and made a big family tree when I was about ten. One of these days I'll get back to it! I'm wishing you lots of fun as you learn..should be a great class

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  3. Have fun on your courses and finding out more about your family! xx

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  4. Sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy it.

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  5. Your workshop/course sound very interesting. Like you I am quite interested in the family tree, especially since no work has been done on my maternal Grandmother's side. I hope your week is going well.

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  6. Eileen - I am also taking this course, it was recommended to our U3A Family History group. So far I am enjoying it. Good luck with your research.

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  7. Oh, I do hope the class provides a key or two to unlocking more family history. Good luck.

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  8. That sounds such a worthwhile class and it must be frustrating to feel blocked - hoping it's really useful to you. I always get a thrill when a new online class starts!

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