To celebrate the beginning of the academic year, we talked to some of our members about their learning experiences. Here is RQG student member Kathie Ross who is studying in the Genealogical Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies programme at the University of Strathclyde
Why did you decide to do the course you are on?
I took this course because I wanted to be able to learn more in-depth genealogical information. As a Canadian researching in the UK and Scotland, I needed a better understanding of how things worked.
What part of it did you find especially useful and why?
I found it was exactly what I was looking for! The lessons are full of in-depth information on why records were created and the laws of the day behind them.
What you would say to someone wanting to learn more about genealogy?
If you want to learn more about genealogy, I strongly suggest you have a solid background in genealogical research before you attempt this course. It is not for the faint of heart. Be prepared to spend many hours a week learning and understanding the material. Be prepared to be self-regulated – this is a postgraduate course, and you are expected to have developed good study habits at this point. If you are prepared for all of this, it is worth it. It is an awesome course and I have learned so much. I’m looking forward to the diploma.