The free online course “Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree” will help you develop an understanding of basic genealogy techniques and how to communicate your family history. We will consider how to effectively find and analyze 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.
Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree Course Content
The course will enable you to develop an understanding of genealogy – how to research your family tree and communicate the results. The course will include the following:
- Define what you want to research;
- Consider the best ways to go about finding and storing information on your family tree;
- Finding the right person among a number of possible candidates, with ever-changing spellings of surnames;
- The main types of tools genealogists use to communicate their research finds, including creating a family tree and look at how to write a meaningful family history;
- Share your own genealogy finds with learners worldwide
The course will not concentrate on a specific country’s records or how to source these, so it will be useful to anyone around the world.
Summary of Main Course Feature
- Educator: Tahitia McCabe
- Publisher: University of Strathclyde
- Duration: 6 weeks x 4 hours per week
- Starts: 18 July, 2016
- Certificates: Available