Become a Better Genealogist- Research in England and Wales (101)


Tutor: Gill Blanchard


Genealogists who get results pay attention to methods, sources and the essential foundations of all research, history and geography. Regardless of how long you have been searching, there is something in this course that will make you a better genealogist. The lessons pay particular attention to how you tackle research problems, where you can find sources, and how to extract maximum value from online databases. Among classes of records discussed during the course you will discover some materials are available only in archives and libraries. You will learn how to locate original records, transcripts and copies. By the end of the course you will have acquired new skills and gained a better understanding of effective research techniques - from the present back to the 1830s.

Lesson Headings:
  • Looking Around: Your Genealogical Landscape, present resources and past locations
  • Introducing Databases: large, small, free, paid etc.
  • Civil Registration
  • Directories and Electoral Registers
  • Census Returns
  • Parish Registers

Each lesson includes exercises and activities; a minimum of 1 one-hour chat session per week. See How the Courses Work.

STUDENTS SAID: "everything was well laid out and explained" "I enjoyed the support of the tutor and the other members of the class."

Relevant Countries: England, Wales

Course Length: 6 Weeks
Start Date:   2014
Cost: £51.99

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