|Transcribing a Tucker will for Pharos|
They could well have been agricultural labourers, but since my Edsalls were baptised, married and buried in the 17th century, I simply do not know.
So today's topic will be e-Learning.
From the mid-1980s, I was an early adopter of computer technology both at work and at home. Being an ex-librarian, I could see their value. In retirement, I studied an IT Certificate III at Baulkham Hills TAFE with students 40 years my junior in 2004-5. The previous year, I had completed my first e-Learning certificate in accessible web design through an American company.
|Learning about indentures with Pharos|
There is also an Advanced Certificate on offer, but currently, it includes the necessity to spend time in English archives, so is impractical at the moment.
After completion, I looked elsewhere and came across the National Institute for Genealogical Studies (NIGS). This is based in Canada but the lecturers include many Australian and English genealogy experts whom I have come to know and respect. I was well on my way to earn a basic certificate with NIGS when I heard about the University of Tasmania's new online course Introduction to Family History. It was just one course at the beginning but soon turned into a Diploma. I simply couldn't resist the units on offer, so put aside my NIGS studies. I can always go back to it.
|UTAS online learning mates at Sydney conference|
|Jacqui & Marg meet in person|
|Meeting at Western Sydney - Xmas at IKEA|
Sadly, we cannot meet face-to-face at the moment due to the pandemic, but make the most of Facebook.