2020 has been a whirlwind. RootsTech was the last completely normal experience in my year. Immediately afterward we entered the great COVID pause. At first, everything about life felt a little bit frozen, but then slowly things restarted, just in an entirely different way.
School was virtual. Church was at home. Grocery pickup was a must.
We all found our new normal. A normal that was constantly evolving.
But despite the unprecedented disruptions to daily life, I started a journey that has kept me focused, busy, and purposeful.
I made the decision to seek accreditation through ICAPGen, the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. I chose France as my accreditation region.
During this past year, I have participated in the Level 1 and Level 2 & 3 study groups. I completed and submitted my Level 1 project in September. I am now working on preparing for the Level 2 & 3 tests.
Daily life is still dramatically impacted by this global pandemic. It appears the effects are not winding down anytime soon. I am grateful that I have had this wonderful distraction during these uncertain times.
French research is my favorite. I adore 17th and 18th century Catholic Church research above all else, but, any French research puzzle is completely fascinating to me.
I am thankful for the wonderful focus my accreditation journey has given me. I am looking forward to adding those two lovely letters after my name once my journey is complete.
Happy Monday! I hope you are all happy, healthy, and safe. xoxo