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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>One of the instructors in the BU Gen course is Dr. Tom Jones who
has a favorite expression &#8220;It depends.&#8221; This is applicable here. It
depends on your experience level going into the course. It depends on your
computer experience. It depends on if you have to learn basics along with the
course. It depends on how much you want to put into the course. It depends on
how much outside reading you want to do. It depends on if you get stuck down
some &#8220;rabbit holes&#8221; that are not part of the course but sure are
interesting! It depends on how much time you spend in the social discussions
with your classmates. It depends on if you must ace the course or if a B or C
grade will do (anything with a C average or above will get a certificate).<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>The online course is the same content as the on-campus course
but obviously has some variances. The on-campus students meet for 7 hours (plus
1 hour lunch) each Saturday and then have homework which will take varying
amounts of time depending on what experience and efficiency you bring to each
module&#8217;s topic. At 5 o&#8217;clock on each Saturday, the instruction ends.
Not so with the online class. No one tells the online students to &#8220;turn
off the computer and go home.&#8221; It is so easy to explore websites and read
about interesting topics which may lead down the &#8220;rabbit hole&#8221; to
Wonderland but time does have a way of vanishing there. <o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>So hearing that people spend 10, 20, 30, or even 40 a week in an
online class depends on what they were doing and if they were doing class work
or not. The course is refined each time it is presented and student feedback is
seriously taken which influences modifications and enhancements. Therefore each
class may experience something a little different. The course, as presented,
should not take more than the 14 hours a week that the intake company hired by
BU is telling you. That would be logging on for 2 hours each and every day of
the 14 weeks. However it is so easy to check in with classmates and ask about
their family, family history or a repository near them that you need. While
networking is essential in our profession, the casual conversations should not
be counted toward the class hours. <o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'>Best wishes,<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Elissa <o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Instructor, on campus BU Gen Foundations module<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Instructor, online BU Gen modules 1, 5, 6<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'>Elissa Scalise Powell, CG<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'>Please join us:<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Discover Your Roots, Discover Yourself: The Devil is in the
Details<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Oct. 23, 2010, featuring Elizabeth Shown Mills in Pittsburgh, PA
www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'> <b>On Behalf Of </b>Timeless
Trails L.L.C.<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Friday, September 17, 2010 3:49 PM<br>
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<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>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.&nbsp; Do you agree which
that figure?&nbsp; </span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>When
I read about Meredith Hoffman's BU courses she took on-site involved
&quot;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&quot;,
it really concerned me.</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Is
BU being honest with me regarding the time involved?</span><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Jo
Ann Farrington-Dorgan</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Timeless
Trails LLC</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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Vista, AZ</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='background:#E4E4E4'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>From:</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'> <a href="mailto:hooperdebbie@hotmail.com"
title="hooperdebbie@hotmail.com">Debbie Hooper</a> <o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>To:</span></b><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'> <a
href="mailto:debbehagner@yahoo.com" title="debbehagner@yahoo.com">debbehagner@yahoo.com</a>
; <a href="mailto:apgpubliclist@apgen.org" title="apgpubliclist@apgen.org">apgpubliclist@apgen.org</a>
<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Sent:</span></b><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'> Monday, September
13, 2010 4:16 PM<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Subject:</span></b><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'> Re: [APG Public
List] Is this college approved for certification<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>Debbe,<br>
<br>
I took the online course this past Winter/Spring (began in January).&nbsp; It
was absolutely fantastic!!<br>
<br>
I don't know if the NGS, etc. actually approve courses or not, other than their
own.&nbsp; I DO know that I received a 10% discount for being a member of
NGS.&nbsp; I don't know if they still offer that or not.&nbsp; <br>
<br>
The instructors were excellent--some of the best you will ever find.&nbsp; The
cost was well worth every penny I paid.&nbsp; It was a very intense course, and
after &quot;doing&quot; genealogy for over 20 years I still learned SO
much.&nbsp; I am currently working as a professional, and my work just keeps
getting better with each project.&nbsp; I have applied everything I learned
into my research, writing, reports, etc.<br>
<br>
I compared a lot of courses.&nbsp; As far as I am concerned, you will not find
a course like this anywhere.&nbsp; IGHR and SLIG are only offered at a specific
time of the year, AND you have to travel.&nbsp; The BU course can be done from
the comfort of your sofa.&nbsp; :-)<br>
<br>
Debbie Hooper<br>
2nd OL Class BU<br>
<br>
<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 14:10:32 -0700<br>
From: debbehagner@yahoo.com<br>
To: apgpubliclist@apgen.org<br>
Subject: [APG Public List] Is this college approved for certification<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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  <p class=MsoNormal>http://www.bugenealogy.com/index.htm<br>
  <br>
  What other colleges or places can you take classes... I am curious about
  Heritage Genealogical College and http://genealogy.edu/moodle/<br>
  <br>
  Which one has been approved by NGS, FGS,ICAPGEN or BC....<br>
  <br>
  I would hate to see someone take classes and then find out it is not valid
  course... <br>
  <br>
  I am familiar with http://www4.samford.edu/schools/ighr/ and BYU.<br>
  <br>
  Debbe Hagner<o:p></o:p></p>
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