Society of Genealogists Comprehensive Courses Offered in 2018 - Evening Skills Courses

The Society of Genealogists offers several in-depth courses throughout the year, of varying levels and duration to suit your needs. Whether you are a beginner or want to brush up on the subject of family history, we offer something for everyone. 

Evening Skills Courses:

Evening classes can be a great way to study genealogy. Away from all the other pressures of life for two hours, you can focus on how to find your ancestors and flesh out your family’s history. You’ll spend time with other people in the class that share your interests and are as keen as you are to learn new skills. Wanting to know about our own family’s history is a very natural feeling. Understanding what shaped our ancestors’ lives makes history come alive and helps us see our place in it. Most of us enjoy meeting and learning from expert genealogists and we find others’ ancestry almost as fascinating as our own.  

The Society of Genealogists offer Family History Skills for anyone that is interested in genealogy and wants to explore their family history. In a carefully, well rounded curriculum, our tutors introduce the records that count and help you use them effectively.

The Family History Skills course has two stages:

• Stage 1 (5 April to 28 June 2018) covers fundamental records, search techniques and standards.

• Stage 2 (6 Sep-29 Nov 2018) covers the records and techniques that professional genealogists use to take their research further

Who should attend the Stage 1 series of classes?

There are no specific requirements or special knowledge needed for you to attend Stage 1. The classes are ideal for people wanting to be better at building their family tree. You can expect an entertaining and enjoyable experience.  Stage 1 introduces all the basic records and teaches you how to use them. A full programme and booking information can be found here.

Who should attend the Stage 2 series of classes?

Stage 2 is designed for those who have attended stage 1, or already have some experience of genealogical research and are familiar with the basic records (General Registration, the censuses, directories, parish registers and bishops' transcripts and wills). A programme and booking informaiton can be found here

Some success in tracing your family but want to be better? These classes move you forward. Learn about a range of records that are available and, more importantly, learn the best ways to use them.

Considering becoming a professional genealogist? These classes are an excellent way to build on your knowledge. Learn the standards required of genealogists and the essential techniques for searching and analysis.

Time and place

Thursday evenings, 6 to 8 pm, for 13 weeks, at the Society of Genealogists premises.

Cost: £225.00/£180.00 SoG members. Places should be pre-booked, through our website by telephone: 020 7553 3290 or by posting the booking form available on our website with payment. Do you have a question? email the events department.

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