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COURSES FOR EXPERIENCED FAMILY HISTORIANS
   
  Introduction
  General Intermediate Courses
  Online Courses
  Palaeography
  Latin
  Software Packages
  Postgraduate Courses
   
   
   
  Introduction
   
  This section provides links to institutions and societies running genealogy courses aimed at experienced family historians. In addition to courses, most family history societies run extensive programmes of talks and seminars on genealogical topics (see this site's section on genealogy talks) . Family history fairs also typically provide a series of lectures on a wide range of family history subjects - for a list of family history fairs with links to sites giving details see this site's calendar of fairs.
   
   
   
  General Intermediate Courses
   
  Birmingham & Midland SGH
  Dillington House
  Dorset FHS
  Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies
  • The Institute run a wide selection of courses for the experienced genealogist ranging from subjects as diverse as wills, military records, heraldy and developing the hobby into a full or part time occupation
  Your Fair Ladies
  • various courses provided in association with the WEA
  Society of Genealogists
  • The society runs numerous half-day courses, lectures and tutorials on a wide range of topics of interest to experienced family historians, most of which s can be booked online - see its extensive events calendar
   
   
   
  Online Courses
   
  Pharos Tutoring provide a wide range of online courses for experienced family historians. These cover subjects as diverse as Medieval Genealogy, Nonconformist Records, Australian Roots and Branches, Employment Records, etc. There are currently over 40 courses on offer so it is worth checking their site to see if there is one geared to your particular interests. The courses range in cost from £26 to over £60.
   
   
   
  Palaeography
     
  National Archives
   
   
   
  Latin
   
  Birkbeck College, University of London
  Joint Association of Classical Teachers
  Keele University
  National Archives
   
   
   
  Software Packages
   
  Larimer County Genealogical Society
  • Video Presentations Editing - free online videos covering various family history activities such as use of digital cameras and scanners, conserving photographs, scrapbooking family histories, photo editing, writing and publishing family histories
   
   
   
  Postgraduate Courses
   
  University of Strathclyde
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogical Studies - 12 full Saturdays spread over 6 months (January to June) - online version of the course also provided
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical Studies - 9 Saturday afternoons spread over 9 months (October to June) plus 1 evening lecture/seminar per month
  • Although both courses listed above provide the knowledge, techniques and skills required by genealogist professionals they are also equally well suited to experienced family historians who wish to further develop their expertise in genealogy and related subjects (palaeography, heraldry, etc) - the subject matter covers England and Wales (i.e. the scope of this site) as much as it does Scotland and Ireland
   
 
This page last updated: 29 December 2016