New Free Genealogy Beginner’s Course on the SoG Member’s Learning Zone

The Learning Zone can be found in the dedicated Members' Area of the SoG website. Here you will find research aids, record guides and hints and tips along with online members’ tutorials and courses with videoed PowerPoint slides and student notes to help you with your research. The latest addition is Emmy Jolly’s short Genealogy Beginner's Course.

Free of charge, Emma’s ten short modules cover the following topics:-

1.Getting Started

2. Civil registration

3. Censuses

4 Directories, Voting Records and Web Searching

5. An Introduction to Probate and Divorce Records

6. First Steps at The National Archives and Record Offices

7. The Armed Forces and Merchant Navy in the 20th Century

8. Parish Registers

9. Nonconformity, the British in India and an Introduction to Emigration

10. 20th Century resources and Tracing Living Relatives.

Each module includes short exercises to test yourself and an opportunity to follow up the module on the members' community hub.

Log into the members' area tab at the top of the website to go to the Members' Learning Zone.

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