1-2-1 Online Tuition


Are you a beginner when it comes to rEsearching your family tree?

Do you want to do a ‘do-over’?

If you’re not sure where to begin I now offer 1-2-1 online tuition to help you get started or to help you start over again and do it better!  I will recommend books and useful websites to help you get started.

These workshops make great birthday and retirement gifts (gift cards can be purchased from my shop).


Duration: 1 – 1.5 hours (varies depending on how many questions you ask!)

Cost: £30 per workshop or buy all 4 for £110.

Delivery: I use Microsoft Teams. You do not need to download any software, just follow the link in the e-mail I send you. I will arrange a free practise session beforehand (lasting 15 – 30 minutes). This will give you a chance to get used to the software. It will give me a chance to find out what you want to learn and to find out a bit about your family tree. I may be able to use examples of documents from your family in your workshops.


Workshop 1:

  • Birth, marriage and death certificates and records
  • Censuses 1841 – 1921
  • The 1939 Register
  • Online databases including Ancestry, Find My Past, The Genealogist and FamilySearch
  • Searching databases using wildcards (?*)
  • FreeBMD website and how it can help you
  • General Register Office – for ordering certificates

Click here to watch a short clip from this workshop.  Click here to buy Workshop 1.

Workshop 2:

  • How to draw a pedigree chart
  • Family Tree Maker software – a tour
  • Cousin chart and DNA cM chart

Click here to watch a short clip from this workshop.  Click here to buy Workshop 2.

Workshop 3:

  • Research techniques
  • Google searches
  • Citing sources
  • Genealogical Proof Standard
  • Visiting archives

Click here to watch a short clip of this workshop.  Click here to buy Workshop 3.

Workshop 4:

  • Parish Registers (baptism, marriage and burial)
  • Wills
  • Workhouse records
  • Occupation records
  • Military records
  • Newspaper archives
  • Guild of One Name Studies
  • Family History Societies, Society of Genealogists, Institute of Heraldic and Genealogy Studies, Family History Shows

Click here to watch a short clip of this workshhop.  Click here to buy Workshop 4.

What’s included: 1-2-1 online tuition, a video of each of your workshops (to re-watch at your leisure – great if you need a refresher several months down the line!) and an electronic copy of the PowerPoint handout.

When: book your workshop to suit you, whether that’s a weekday, weekend or evening.  I suggest leaving at least a week between workshops to enable you to practise what you’ve learned and bring questions back to the next workshop!

Buy: click here to visit my shop

Questions?: call 07736 313585 or e-mail me at maddy@thecraftygenealogist.co.uk

Thank you again for everything. I have learnt so much and am enjoying putting it into practice.
Debbie Martin

East Sussex

What was the best thing about these workshops?  The chance to ask questions!

Mark Sillett

West Sussex