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Researching your Family Tree for Beginners — Part-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you are interested in researching your family tree and want to see if internet genealogy websites are worth the subscription.

You will learn:

The knowledge and skills required to start researching your family tree, building your understanding over 10 weeks. Over the course we will cover:

  1. Introduction to Family Tree researching and online Genealogy website options.
  2. Desk Top Research and how to organise your research results.
  3. Births / Deaths / Marriages and other evidence.
  4. The Census – Strengths and Weaknesses for showing the truth.
  5. Dating Photographs and checking your facts.
  6. How we used to live – work and recreation.
  7. WW1 and WW2 and other conflict records (e.g medals awarded / conscription and discharge documents).
  8. Buildings, Maps and Changes through time.
  9. How to create a Family Archive.
  10. End of Part One Celebration / Next Steps – Researching Your Family Tree: Improvers Course

You can expect to achieve objectives by taking part in group activities, individual course book tasks and digital revision as appropriate.

How to enrol onto this course

It is no longer possible to enrol on this course but we may be offering it again in the future. Please check back later.

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Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

You must be aged 19+ and have a good standard of English as you will be required to complete a short workbook with the help of your tutor.

Teaching & assessment

Tutors will give regular verbal and written feedback. You will be required to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and encouraged to set your own personal targets as part of this course.

  • The course tutor will discuss the personal and local community benefits of creating an archive from your finding and looking at the appropriate way to present it for others to understand.
  • Information will be made available about course opportunities at Nottingham College.
  • You will have the opportunity to access external Careers Guidance to aid their your steps.
Additional information

There are different rules and online accessibility to personal and official paperwork from different countries, which might restrict the potential for finding out all that you wish to discover.