Course title:
Family Historian Software Part III
Jacqueline Depelle
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Wed 08 Jun 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Wed 15 Jun 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 2
Total number of classroom hours: 4
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 4
Wed 08 Jun 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed 15 Jun 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
£20.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
It isn't essential to have purchased Family Historian software to join this short course. However downloading the free 30-day trial version from the developer's website in advance would be beneficial and aid progress.
Course aim:
To ensure a confident understanding of the genealogy recording software programme Family Historian aimed at new and existing users. Can standalone or prepare for Part III. Note the methodology of Family History research will not be included.
Course description:
To ensure a good understanding of the award winning genealogy recording software Family Historian for new and existing users. This short course is intended to develop Parts I and II of these courses however can standalone. Building on data input and output basic guidance on all aspects of the programme will be included as well as reviewing Mapping, Merging, Plugins and the add-on Ancestral Sources. Some elements of customisation associated with recording material will be included. Potential users of the Family Historian software programme can download a free 30-day trial version from the developers website to help get the most of the course. The theory and methodology of building and creating a family tree will not be included.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Confidently copy, manipulate, work, print and backup the Family Historian sample project or their own project
2. Navigate and adjust the Navigation Bar, Focus Window, Property Box and Records Window
3. View and adjust maps for individuals and couples
4. Appreciate the potential for standardisation and accurate census entry via the add-on Utility Ancestral Sources
5. Consider merging projects, using plugins and producing a book from Family Historian
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WEA Canvas online learning area

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