Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wisdom Wednesday - I'm off to Germany!

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I'm going to Germany! Well, virtually at least. I just signed up to take the Germanic Family, Local and Social History Research class through BYU's Independent Study program. I'm excited because I've always wanted to know more about German genealogy research (I've got German ancestry on all four of my grandparents' lines). Plus, it's the last course I need to finish the genealogy-family history certificate at BYU. It looks pretty intense, as the teacher's stated goal is to prepare you for the Germany accreditation test through ICAPGEN, which is something I plan on doing anyways. So it's a win-win for me. I have one year to complete the whole course. Hopefully it won't take me that long. I want to take some time with it, learn the material as best I can, and put it to practice as soon as I can. Here's to higher education!


Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

You had me excited for you! I'm sure a trip in person is in your future. It is such a wonderful country. I'll be interested to hear how your course goes.

ironhide781 said...

Sorry to disappoint! Yes, I do plan on going one day. Hopefully by that time I'll have a concrete idea of where in Germany my ancestors came from, so I can visit those areas. Until then, I've got a lot of studying to do.

Kathryn said...

Looks like an interesting course! I have a lot of German ancestors too and would like to visit Germany one day. Hope you enjoy the course.