I believe strongly in personal growth as a genealogist. In addition to extensive reading and listening to taped lectures, I have attended national, regional and almost every local course, workshop and seminar offered. I have completed the National Genealogical Society’s home study course, “American Genealogy”, their online courses, “Introduction to Genealogy” and “Using the Federal Census” I have attended the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research offered by Samford University. I completed their courses: “Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis”, “Professional Genealogy”, “Military Records,” “Land Records,” “Advanced Library Research: Law Libraries and Government Documents.” and the week long sessions on Irish, Scottish and English genealogy. I have attended a week course on Colonial genealogy give at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and a course on law and genealogy offered by the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. I continue to build an extensive genealogy library.