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Free online genealogy course - Researching your family tree

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Find out how to get started in doing your family tree with a free online genealogy course from Future Learn, in association with the University of Strathclyde, starting on 3 July 2017.

The course is suitable for family history students of all levels, from anywhere around the world, since the records are not concentrated on any one country.

It would also suit people with an intermediate understanding of family history who would like to learn new techniques and research methods.

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Discover how to start and develop your family tree with the free online genealogy course which will teach you how to:

  •   Develop an understanding of basic genealogy techniques

  •   Consider how to effectively find and analyse sources and explore the potential of DNA testing as applied to genealogy

  •   Add historical context to your family history and discuss how to record and communicate research findings in a clear fashion 

Follow the #FLGenealogy hashtag to find out how former students got on.

For more information or to enrol, visit the Future Learn website.

Don't miss the digital guide How To Start Your Family Tree – available to download now.

How To Start Your Family Tree is an interactive beginners guide giving you everything you need to get started with tracing your family history and discovering your ancestors. This collected edition of beginner features, previously published in Family Tree, is packed full of expert tips, how-to advice and lots of ideas for starting your family tree from scratch and writing up your family history.

Tracing your family history is a hobby which will give you many years of enjoyment, and with our expert tips, it’s easy to get started today.

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