Stage 2 Family History Skills - our 13 week intensive evening course starts 5 September

Take your family history knowledge and skills to the next level. Our Stage 2 Evening Course covers the records and techniques that professional genealogists use.

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 evening course has two stages:

Stage 1 (which was held 17 January to 11 April 2019) covers fundamental records, search techniques and standards.
Stage 2 (5 September to 5 December 2019) covers the records and techniques that professional genealogists use to take their research further.

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).

Have you had 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.

Are you considering becoming a professional genealogist?

The classes are an excellent way to build on your knowledge. Learn the standards required of genealogists and the essential techniques for searching and analysis.

For more information and a full description of the modules, please visit the bookings page on our website.

Cost for 13 weeks study: £225.00/£180.00 SoG Members.

You can book:

by phone on 020 7553 3290 (Tue-Thu & Sat)
by completing the booking form available on our website and attaching your payment. Note the deadline for booking this course is 29 August.

Do you have a question? email our events department.

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