Family History online : My Ancestor was …

Ref: C3680649

To ensure a clear understanding of the standard methodology, key sources and essential recording systems needed to construct a Family Tree before extending into additional sources. Join us to consider people, recent and distant in their hamlet, village or town. Who and What was your Ancestor? Did they have paid work, did they toil at home or did they live a life of leisure? Are there factors of location, employment and society that effected them or did the people effect the place? Let's consider what was going on around them, locally and nationally, perhaps internationally and look for supporting resources that will tell us more. From a skeleton tree or village history, add leaves and people, bring in lifestyles demonstrating every ancestor matters and each person has a place in local and family history.

Course aim

To ensure a clear understanding of methodology, key sources and recording systems for constructing a Family Tree before developing our research knowledge. Join us to consider individual lives and villages linked to location, employment and society.

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:

  • Produce an ancestral tree with a minimum of four generations showing employment and location along with an individual's sourced timeline
  • Link at least one ancestor to an edition of The Society of Genealogist's book series "My Ancestor was ..." and a specialist repository
  • Name locations and individuals whose activities were key factors in the above
  • Test the group with a six item glossary quiz with a specific industry focus
  • Report on a Company or Village History that relates to an Ancestor and their employment

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

No just interest and enthusiasm is tracing people and places. All course information and materials will be made available via the learning platform associated with this course.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Family History online : My Ancestor was …

Enrolment Conditions

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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