Troubleshooting your Family Tree

Ref: C2346984

This course aims to offer strategies, methods and resources that might help you to overcome the frustrations of researching family history. It will bring you together with others who share both the joys and irritations of the genealogical enterprise. You will be encouraged to consider the local perspective and wider social aspects of history and apply these to your current approaches. By working together with others you will be encouraged to share your joys and frustrations and learn from each others' approaches. It is also a course for 'brushing up' your skills, revisiting basics and adding to your repertoire.

Course aim

All family historians come to a halt in research at some point. This course will seek to offer several strategies, methods and resources that might help you to overcome your challenges.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify problems & challenges in your family history research.
  • Use a variety of resources and strategies to address them.
  • Work cooperatively within a network of genealogists to achieve common objectives.
  • Navigate around the use of Zoom, Canvas and other online tools to enhance research skills, with some confidence
  • Give an example of how to be more innovative in approach to research.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You will need: - A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you - It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Troubleshooting your Family Tree

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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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