Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree

Tahitia McCabe, University of Strathclyde

Discover the basics of genealogy and build your own family tree

On this free online course, you’ll develop an understanding of basic genealogy techniques and how to communicate your family history.

We do not concentrate on a specific country’s records so it should be useful to anyone around the world.

You’ll 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.

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in genealogy.

The course will be suitable if you:

  • have no experience with genealogy or family history research;
  • have some experience with genealogical research but want to develop your skills and knowledge further;
  • are a more experienced genealogical researcher but want to learn new searching, analytical or communication techniques or
  • find it difficult to access opportunities for training and development.
  • 19 October 2020
  • 9 March 2020
  • 28 October 2019
  • 21 January 2019
  • 5 November 2018
  • 18 June 2018
  • 29 January 2018
  • 3 July 2017
  • 16 January 2017
  • 18 July 2016
  • 14 March 2016
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  • Language: English Gb


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