Stage 2 Evening Skills Course - Starts 7 September and runs 13 weeks

The Society of Genealogist's successful family history skills course continues with a second set of evening classes to develop your research and genealogy knowledge. Our team of professional genealogists present a carefully designed curriculum to develop your skills.

Who is this course for?

Stage 2 is designed for those who 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).

What will the course cover?

Techniques for localising the elusive ancestor

Army records before 1914

Auxilliary services and state employees

Royal Navy and Merchant Navy records before 1914

Education, Trades and Professions

Apprenticeship records and guilds

Records of the poor

Records of the 17th century

Research before Parish Registers

Genetics and DNA Testing for family history

What you will learn

Become familiar with many of the records and finding aids used to take research further.

Know what records are available and their whereabouts.

Place sources of data into the context of their original purpose.

Understand the techniques required to use sources of data in genealogical research. Some classes can be booked individually, contact the events department for further information.

Thursday evenings for 13 weeks (last class 30 Nov), cost £225.00/£180.00 SoG members. Tutors: Else Churchill, Simon Fowler, Ian Waller, Alec Tritton and Debbie Kennett. A full programme can be downloaded here.

Places must be pre-booked by  30 August, either through our website or by telephone: 020 7553 3290. Some classes can be booked independently, contact the events department for further details.

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