Learn how to find and analyse sources, discover different research strategies, and tackle genealogy databases and wildcards. You’ll learn about the importance of names and explore the challenges that name changes cause for genealogists.
You’ll be introduced to the main source types including civil, church, census and military records and learn how to use these different kinds of data.
You’ll learn how to balance genealogical data and historical context, delve into local and general histories, and use maps and photographs to bring your family history to life.
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A consideration of the differences between primary, derived primary and secondary sources.
An understanding of the importance of knowing who made a document and why and how they were created.
Lateral ways to approach research including the FAN/cluster technique and mind mapping.
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- 36 days
- 4 hrs/week
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DisciplinesAnthropology Sociology View 23 other Short Courses in Anthropology in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in genealogy.
The course will be suitable if you:
have no experience with genealogy or family history research;
have some experience with genealogical research but want to develop your skills and knowledge further;
are a more experienced genealogical researcher but want to learn new searching, analytical or communication techniques or
find it difficult to access opportunities for training and development.
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International99 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 99 USD for the full programme during 36 days.
National99 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 99 USD for the full programme during 36 days.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.