date_range Starts on March 14, 2016
event_note End date March 20, 2016
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assignment Level : Introductive
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Develop an understanding of genealogy – how to research your family tree and communicate the results – in this free online course.

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Syllabus

This free online course will help you develop an understanding of the basic genealogy techniques and how to communicate your family history. We will consider how to effectively find and analyse sources and explore the potential of DNA testing as applied to genealogy. We’ll help you add historical context to your family history and discuss how to record and communicate research findings in a clear fashion. Learn how to find and store information on your family tree We’ll get you to define what you want to research, and consider the best ways to go about finding and storing information on your family tree. The key challenge of genealogy – finding the right person among a number of possible candidates, with ever-changing spellings of surnames – will be considered. We’ll conclude by introducing the main types of tools genealogists use to communicate their research finds, including creating a family tree and look at how to write a meaningful family history. Share your own genealogy finds with learners worldwide Throughout the course, you’ll follow the story of Chris, as she uncovers her own family history, and you’ll be encouraged to share sources and ideas particular to your area of genealogical interest and geographic focus. The course will not concentrate on a specific country’s records or how to source these, so it will be useful to anyone around the world. Develop your genealogy skills or career as a genealogist The knowledge you gain from this course may prompt you to explore family history research more deeply or consider a career as a professional genealogist. You may even wish to take your learning further, with the University of Strathclyde’s online MSc in Genealogical Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies.
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Instructors

  • Tahitia McCabe
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Futurelearn

FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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