Tuesday, October 2, 2012

18 Days with Sherlock – Day 11 – Keep Up to Date With What is Going on in Your Field

Continuing Education is a must if you want to be a good genealogist. You need to keep up to date with what resources are available and you need to read solid case studies to help develop your research skills. I have posted on the blog about free educational opportunities and the importance of subscribing to genealogy societies and journals. You can look back over the blog to find these references. I am planning a post dedicated to initial education and continuing education soon which will go into much more detail.
“Why should you go further in it? What have you to gain from it?”
“What, indeed? It is art for art’s sake. Watson, I suppose when you doctored you found yourself studying cases without a thought of a fee?”
“For my education, Holmes.”
“Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons with the greatest for the last. This is an instructive case. There is neither money nor credit in it, and yet one would wish to tidy it up.” [Conversation between Holmes and Watson, "The Red Circle"]

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