Oh my gosh, so many things have started happening for me in my genealogy career. First, I was asked to manage the Newsletter for the Northern Arizona Genealogical Society in Prescott, Arizona. Six months ago I would have hesitated accepting the position, but thanks to blogging and the opportunity it gives me to exercise my writing skills, I'm looking forward to the challenge.
Second, last week I was asked to teach a class at my local Family History Library; something I have dreamed of doing and have incorporated into my certification plan but wondered how to make happen. Now it is a reality. My topic will be the census with an emphasis on "what else we can learn" by analyzing some of the more obscure information provided in the more recent census.
Third, this morning when I opened my iGoogle page for my daily blog updates, I discovered I have been awarded my first ever Blogging award, the Ancestor Approved Award. Thank you to Hummer at Branching Out Through the Years for the award. I will be posting my response in just a couple days as I want to do the award justice. If anyone knows about the origin of this award I would love to hear from you.
I've also decided to participate in the 93nd COG which is sponsored by fM, with the topic of writing a "How to" series of articles with at least three segments. This will be a new direction for me to try but again on target for my certifcation track, pointing towards article publication.
So I will be very busy writing and rewriting and having a great time. Come back often to read and just say hi.