I don’t want to talk about my application to become a Certified Genealogist. What if I don’t pass? But you know what, I’ll learn and I’ll try again. Lots of people don’t pass their driver’s test on the first try, and 60% don’t pass their certification on the first try.

That said, after about 2000 hours of research and writing, the portfolio was submitted on 9 June 2022 and I should have a response in December. Meanwhile, I published the Kinship Project (From Scafati to Acerra to Chicago: The Ancestors of Antonio Brasile) and the Case Study (Who Were the Children of George Bentley Sr. of Greenfield, New York?) at Substack. I’m pleased with my work and I’d love for you to check it out.