1 Week Beginners' Family History / Genealogy Course
Find My Folks
genealogy, family history, ancestry
Easy access to records on the internet has totally transformed
genealogical research in the last few years. In the week you spend with
us we will help you trace several generations of your ancestors,
research that would have taken years in pre-internet days.
Don’t worry if your computer skills are not great, or even
non-existant, our computers have everything you will need pre-loaded,
you just have to click! Of course, if you have your own laptop,
bringing that would be perfect as you can enter all your information
Even in this internet age, there is still room for more traditional
forms of research, to put meat on the bare bones of names and dates
available online. To help with this we will teach you about the
resources available to you at your local library / records office, how
to use Fiche and Film readers and the other resources available e.g.
Newspapers, Rates books, Electoral Rolls etc etc.
In addition we offer an optional evening visit to our local Records
Office in Preston, where we will show you around the reading room,
discuss the sort of records you can find there and how to access and
use them. You will also be issued by the Record Office with a CARN
ticket, which will allow you free access to most Record Offices and
Reading Rooms throughout England and Wales.
At the end of the week we will provide you with a large Family Tree
Wall Chart complete with all your newly found relatives with which to
impress your living family when you get home!
We also send you home with a comprehensive set of course notes which cover everything you will learn on the course.
The areas we will cover include, but are not limited to:-
* Using a Family Tree Programme to Store & Display Your Relations’ Details
* Birth, Marriage and Death Records
* Census Returns
* The IGI (International Genealogical Index)
* Parish Records
* Sourcing and Ordering Certificates
* Military Service Records
* The National Archives
* Rootsweb Mailing Lists
* Online Access to Archives
* The National Burials Index
* The War Graves Commission
* One Name Studies
* Newspapers (Local & National)
* Passenger Lists
* Court Records
* Rates Books
* Electoral Rolls
* Hearth Taxes
* And much, much more!!
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