My American Records Certificate program at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies includes three in-depth hands-on skill building courses called the Analysis and Skill Mentoring Program. I started Part I (Basic) today. I have an entire year to complete this course.
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I'm certainly hoping to complete it in significantly less than a year, but after reading through the course introduction and guidelines, I am a bit daunted. I've been doing family history research for over fifteen years and there was nothing in the course materials that I don't think I can handle. I'm going to have to work for it, though, which frankly has not been the case with most of my courses so far.
I'm sure that's mostly because they are "Basic" courses and I am at least an "Intermediate" researcher, probably "Advanced" in many areas.
This course is going to put my skills to the test and I am looking forward to it. The Analysis and Skill Mentoring Program pretty much marks the end of my "Basic" courses. I still have a few left to complete that are categorized that way, but not many and most of them are electives. So, perhaps, this also marks the end of me feeling the courses are too easy.