[APG Public List] Is this college approved for certification

Timeless Trails L.L.C. TimelessTrails at cox.net
Fri Sep 17 13:48:39 MDT 2010

Hi Debbie,

I just talked to BU yesterday and they told me that the online course would only be 12-14 hours/week including course and homework.  Do you agree which that figure?  

When I read about Meredith Hoffman's BU courses she took on-site involved "8-hour-day in class for 14 weeks, and most of us spent around 15-25 additional hours a week doing the interesting and challenging homework", it really concerned me.

Is BU being honest with me regarding the time involved?

Jo Ann Farrington-Dorgan
Timeless Trails LLC
Sierra Vista, AZ


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Debbie Hooper 
  To: debbehagner at yahoo.com ; apgpubliclist at apgen.org 
  Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 4:16 PM
  Subject: Re: [APG Public List] Is this college approved for certification


  I took the online course this past Winter/Spring (began in January).  It was absolutely fantastic!!

  I don't know if the NGS, etc. actually approve courses or not, other than their own.  I DO know that I received a 10% discount for being a member of NGS.  I don't know if they still offer that or not.  

  The instructors were excellent--some of the best you will ever find.  The cost was well worth every penny I paid.  It was a very intense course, and after "doing" genealogy for over 20 years I still learned SO much.  I am currently working as a professional, and my work just keeps getting better with each project.  I have applied everything I learned into my research, writing, reports, etc.

  I compared a lot of courses.  As far as I am concerned, you will not find a course like this anywhere.  IGHR and SLIG are only offered at a specific time of the year, AND you have to travel.  The BU course can be done from the comfort of your sofa.  :-)

  Debbie Hooper
  2nd OL Class BU

  Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 14:10:32 -0700
  From: debbehagner at yahoo.com
  To: apgpubliclist at apgen.org
  Subject: [APG Public List] Is this college approved for certification


        What other colleges or places can you take classes... I am curious about Heritage Genealogical College and http://genealogy.edu/moodle/

        Which one has been approved by NGS, FGS,ICAPGEN or BC....

        I would hate to see someone take classes and then find out it is not valid course... 

        I am familiar with http://www4.samford.edu/schools/ighr/ and BYU.

        Debbe Hagner

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