Family and Local History: Research Workshop with Kevin Brown

Ref: C2346701

Using a selection of projects you will come together once a fortnight to compare and contrast your discoveries. You will learn a range of strategies applying a variety of sources and resources. We aim to encourage each other and to complement each other drawing on our life-experience as well as the many methods of historical enquiry used in family history, local history, and house history in social context.

Course aim

This is a course for those concerned to improve their research skills for genealogy as a hobby. It will use project based approaches to add skills and strategies to your arsenal of historical enquiry.

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:

  • Construct a project to move your research forwards in family history.
  • Consider and evaluate the impact of a variety of aspects of history on your research.
  • Describe the impact of learning on your research journey
  • Navigate around the use of Zoom, Canvas and other online tools with some confidence to enhance your research skills
  • Give a presentation of your progress illustrating how you overcame problems

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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Family and Local History: Research Workshop with Kevin Brown

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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