Careers in Genealogy: Successful Writing for Family and Local History - A half-day course on 31 Aug

If you think there's a story that people might want to read about a particularly interesting ancestor, but don't know where to begin or how to turn it into a book or article, then this is the course for you.

Join one of Britain's top family history writers, Simon Fowler, to discover how best to turn your idea into prose that people will want to read. There will also be tips on how to sell your ancestors' stories to magazines and publishers.

Simon is very happy for you to bring ideas for features and books with you for discussion by the class...

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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...

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