Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree

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Overview

Discover the basics of genealogy and research your family tree

On this online genealogy course, you’ll develop an understanding of basic genealogy techniques and how to communicate your family history. We do not concentrate on a specific country’s records so it should be useful to anyone around the world.

We will consider how to effectively find and analyse sources and explore the potential of DNA testing as applied to genealogy. We’ll help you add historical context to your family history and discuss how to record and communicate research findings in a clear fashion. The course is primarily designed for people at beginner to intermediate level.

No special knowledge or previous experience of studying is required.

This course will be suitable if you:

  • have no experience with genealogy and want to learn your family history;
  • have some experience with genealogical research but want to develop your skills and knowledge further;
  • are a more experienced genealogical researcher but want to learn new searching, analytical or communication techniques or
  • find it difficult to access opportunities for training and development.