Getting the Best Use of Online Catalogues - A Half-day Course on 2 February

‘The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom’ (Jon Stewart).

Simon Fowler is a professional researcher, who wants to help you be better at getting information, finding those notes from others but not relying on them. Simon is an expert at this. He spends many hours each day trying to make sense of online catalogues - easy to use but bizarrely organised - and the dreaded CALM software used by local record offices.

In this practical workshop, Simon Fowler wants to help you effectively use search engines and online catalogues as you search for records to help you with your family history. During the afternoon he offers tricks and short cuts to help you find your ancestors, if not exactly in double-quick time, then a little more efficiently.

The workshop includes practical exercises and research assignments, so please bring your laptop or tablet.  This workshop is not suitable for anyone who is not confident using the web.

A half-day course on Saturday, 2 February (2-5pm) with Simon Fowler. Cost £20.00/£16.00 SoG Members. Places should be pre-booked through our website or by telephone: 020 7553 3290 (Tue-Thu & Sat). Do you have a question? email the events department.

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