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Discover your family history using a wide variety of online and offline resources and approaches. Our family history courses are aimed at first time family history students, as well as those wanting to develop their existing skills further. You will be encouraged to develop and share your own research as well as consider the everyday lives of your ancestors and the wider social and economic context.

Branch Event-An Introduction to Family History View details

This is a beginners introduction to Family History and will cover the basics of Civil Registration (Birth, Marriage and Death Records). Learn how to access the records and order copies of certificates. Census Records will also be discussed together with the 1939 Register. We will also cover Parish Registers; Poor Law; Apprenticeships; Wills; Migration and Military records.

Family at War View details

Family and social history on the WW1 home front, the session reflects on how your family might have been affected. We consider the politics, home economics, cultural changes and responses and sheer terror of the period. A day for those with an interest in the history of your own family, local community or wider social history. It will include music and poetry and a consideration of the ethics of war.

Family History View details

A course for students with no experience of family history but others with experience are welcome. New sources and methods will be investigated to enable them to begin their research further and work with others on the journey. Particular emphasis is placed on historical context in order to better understand the lives and struggles of the individuals who helped to make us who we are today. Whether you are just starting out or want an opportunity to review your current progress there's something on this table for you. Come and make new friends, make new discoveries and have a lot of fun on the way.

Family History Basics - Masterclass View details

In 2010 Pauline Litton MBE, published Pitfalls and Possibilities in Family History Research based on a very useful series of advisory articles in Family Tree Magazine. The book brought together years of practical research skills and strategies developed mainly in pre-internet years. In today's heavily indexed online world it's important to bear in mind the reasons behind the creation of the records, relevant rules and regulations as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Join our masterclass to review and revisit vital records, highlight common stumbling blocks as well as sharing hints and tips for successfully discovering our ancestors' lives. Includes general guidance, website advice, potential project work and optional events.

Family History Basics: Masterclass View details

In 2010 Pauline Litton MBE, published Pitfalls and Possibilities in Family History Research based on a very useful series of advisory articles in Family Tree Magazine. The book brought together years of practical research skills and strategies developed mainly in pre-internet years. In today's heavily indexed online world it's important to bear in mind the reasons behind the creation of the records, relevant rules and regulations as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Join our masterclass to review and revisit vital records, highlight common stumbling blocks as well as sharing hints and tips for successfully discovering our ancestors' lives. Includes general guidance, website advice, potential project work and optional events.

Family History on the Internet View details

For beginners or experienced researchers who want to use the Internet to trace their family tree and discover how their ancestors lived in times past. We will look at the various types of resources that can be found online, learn about their historical context and what information we can glean from them to build a family history. Learners will also be encouraged to manage and maintain a folder containing evidence of their research.

Family History Workshop View details

You will be encouraged to work with others to deepen your understanding of genealogy, local and social history. Whatever your level, resources and methods will be offered to aid you on your journey. We will seek to understand the lives of our ancestors, to empathise with their struggles and to appreciate their role in helping to make you who you are today. We will mix learning with fun and reflection with building friends in both past and presence.

Family History: Delve Deeper View details

Our course will review the big three key family tree building blocks in chronological order as well as briefly discussing recording systems. We will then move on to start investigating additional source material which is related to Civil Registration, Census and Parish Registers and often overlooked even though they may be online. There will be the opportunity to share ideas and experiences, ask questions with website guidance provided throughout the term.

Family History-Basics Masterclass View details

An ideal course for anyone who has started building their family tree and wants to confirm basic steps and recording techniques, both paper and computer based. We'll look at the main sources for research to get back to 1837 and which websites are best suited for this material. Then we'll learn about Parish Registers to take us further back in time, how they were compiled, where they are today and what can be found online. In addition we'll also have a brief look at probate indexes for students to check which of our ancestors left wills and how to get copies if so. There will be opportunities to ask questions and followup some avenues of personal research along the way.

Female Family History View details

Although the Representation of the People Act in 1918 gave some women the right to vote it wasn't until 1928 that they got equal franchise with men over 21. Thereafter Electoral Registers become a really vital resource for tracing the female line, as well as bridging the gap between the 1911 census and today. Our course will review a selection of sources which are particularly, though not exclusively, relevant to researching women and developing the maternal side of family trees. You may wish to adapt the term female to something traditional known as "she" such as ships for option project work. General guidance, website hints and tips will also be included along with additional optional events.