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Genealogy Level 2

Open Study College
Course summary
379 GBP
English
Distance
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

Unit 1: Introduction to Genealogy and the History of Surnames

  • What does genealogy mean?
  • Why research a family tree?
  • Genealogy - hobby or profession?
  • What is an ancestor?
  • DNA tracing
  • Different types of family tree
  • Figuring out relationships
  • Knowing your family relationships
  • The history of surnames
  • Why research a surname?

Unit 2: Using Birth, Marriage and Death Records and The Census

  • The history of birth, marriage and death records
  • Looking at different records
  • Other useful certificates
  • Using certificates effectively
  • Introduction to the Census
  • The genealogist and Census research

Unit 3: War/Prison/Immigration Records

  • Using war records
  • The Royal Navy and Marines
  • The British Army
  • The Royal Air Force
  • The war dead
  • Foreign forces
  • Searching prison records
  • Researching police records
  • Using immigration records

Unit 4: Using Workhouse Records and Tracing Noble Ancestry

  • The history of workhouses in Britain
  • How to use workhouse records for a genealogy search
  • Tracing noble ancestry in your family tree
  • How to search your own family’s heraldry trail
  • Tracing your royal connections

Unit 5: Other Resources Available: Wills, Newspapers and Research Centres

  • Using wills and administration
  • What if my ancestor did not make a will?
  • Using newspapers to research your family tree
  • Using research centres
  • Global searching for family records

Unit 6: Recording your Findings and Compiling a Family Tree

  • Organising your family tree
  • Templates for compiling your family tree
  • Genealogy computer programmes
  • Recording your own family in film or audio clips
  • The importance of your family tree and genealogy research
  • Reflecting on your genealogy work
  • Course conclusion

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47.90 totalling 479

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