Exploring Family History Online

Ref: C3679804

New websites? New sources / transcription projects / ideas / strategies? There's always something waiting to be discovered, whether it's an avenue you haven't explored before or a resource that's new to you. This collaborate course guided by experienced Tutor, Jackie Depelle, will aim to help you find the trigger to extend and develop your Family, House and Local History research. Course members will be invited to make use of associated magazines and journals, Newsletters, Talks, Lectures, Seminars and Conference material, sharing what's caught their eye and been useful. There will also an opportunity to produce a personal project piece to motivate an interested and captive audience! Although it is envisaged students will have made a start on their research anyone new to all this will be welcome, join us to see what's going on out there - from Modern to Medieval.

Additional information about this course

This course is only open to residents of West Yorkshire

Course aim

A collaborative course to refresh and review sources for Family, House and Local History. What's new, what's changed, what haven't you tried?

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers
  • Interest and motivation to know more about Family, House and Local History

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

  • List three printed or online magazines or journals which have helped new research
  • Report on useful information from Local, National and International newsletters / blogs
  • Update the group on associated Lectures, Seminars, Conference material
  • Comment on any items in the course information blog which has aided my research
  • Produce a personal project piece to illustrate how the course content has triggered research

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Supporting handouts and online links will be available throughout the course in the WEA's online platform CANVAS. Whilst mainly looking at sources for England and Wales, information for other countries will be included.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Exploring Family History Online


This course is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and only applicable postcode areas are permitted to enrol.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • 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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