1. Black Friday Sale

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    We’re having a Black Friday Sale!

    From Friday 25th November to Monday 28th November inclusive use code FRIDAY15 to get 15% of ANY of our courses!* That’s right, ALL of our courses are included in the sale.

    Don’t know where to start?  Here’s our list of courses coming in January:

    Advanced Military Research – 20th Century Conflict (325)

    This course examines in detail records available for Twentieth Century conflict, the two world wars, the Boer War, the Korean War and other conflicts, including records for men who undertook National Service or were in the Home Guard.

    Discovering more about your Agricultural Labouring Ancestors (242)

    This online course helps to set ag labs in a broader context and suggests sources that will reveal more about the lives of those rural ancestors and the farms on which they worked. The focus is on British farming from 1700-1950.

    Introduction to One-Name Studies (901)

    A one-name study is an exciting journey into your surname’s past. This introduction to one-name studies, written in association with the Guild of One-Name Studies, includes the history of surnames, what a one-name study is, and how to get started.

    So You Think You Know FamilySearch – A Guided Tour (206)

    Discover what you don’t know about English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh resources on the FamilySearch website. This course guides you through the website, offering tips about searching data, browsing formerly inaccessible records and using help.

    Tracing Living Relatives (255)

    This course guides you through the main sources for locating people, how and where to access relevant records, how to prove straightforward family connections, outlines how to present your findings and gives advice on how best to approach potential beneficiaries.

    Apprenticeship Records (281)

    Apprenticeship, both as a private arrangement and under the Poor Laws, generated records which can provide invaluable information for tracing family history. This course will guide you through apprenticeship records and explain how to find them.

    Building on a Solid Foundation – Genealogy methods and techniques (204)

    This genealogy methods and techniques course will build confidence in your family tree, with a walk through technique, research notes and useful research tools, such as research logs, timelines, source analysis and building a weight of evidence.

    Introduction to Medieval Genealogy (501)

    This course provides an overview of medieval genealogy, concentrating on the most accessible sources, giving contextual background to medieval society and the nature of medieval records; how they were put together, and their limitations.

    Researching Online for Advanced Genealogists (480)

    This course examines the main types of online resources which are useful in carrying out research in English and Welsh family history and aims to improve your search skills, so that you can be more confident with your search results.

    17th Century Sources (382)

    For genealogists the 17th century presents new challenges. This course will provide students with an understanding of the problems likely to be encountered in this period, record interpretation, analysis and planning and how to find documents.

    Employment Records (380)

    Many documents indicate occupations in which our ancestors were employed. This course examines what is likely to be found in official and unofficial sources and how information can be used to provide further insights into the lives of our ancestors.

    Want to know more about how Pharos Tutors courses work? Read our handy guide.

    * Only one discount code per transaction. Offer applies from Friday 25th November to Monday 28th November inclusive only (UK time zones). Offer only applies to course dates on the website with places available during the period of the sale.

  2. Special Offer from Family Tree Magazine

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    Family Tree magazine is offering readers a free digital issue of the magazine through to the end of the month, when you sign up to their newsletter.

    This is part of a new drive to promote the hobby and get more people researching their family history.

    Simply sign up to the email at: www.family-tree.co.uk/account/register

    Once you sign up you will immediately receive access to the full April 2022 issue, as a digital ‘page-turner’ edition.

    Editor Helen Tovey said: “We want everyone to sample our wonderful magazine and this seemed like a great way to get people involved and for them to find out more about family history. We’re so proud of our monthly mag, it’s been going since 1984 and is packed with information and inspiration, and we also love putting together our weekly newsletter. Family history is all about sharing and so we’d thought we’d give something back!”

    Highlights of the April issue include:

    • Determining the origin of surnames
    • How your ancestors’ birth dates can hold the key to the past
    • How to use kirk session records
    • The lives and working conditions of tailors, dressmakers & seamstresses