1-2-1 Online Tuition – Workshops 1, 2, 3, & 4



Are you a complete beginner when it comes to researching your family history? 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.  Buy all four workshops and save £10!

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

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 workshop.

Content Workshop 1:
• Birth, marriage and death certificates and records
• Censuses 1841 – 1911
• The 1939 Register
• Ancestry, Find My Past, The Genealogist, Family Search
• Searching wild cards (?*)
• FreeBMD website
• General Register Office website
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Content Workshop 2:
• Family Tree Maker software
• How to draw a pedigree (Chapman codes)
• Cousin chart & DNA cM chart
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Content Workshop 3:
• Research techniques (research log, + / – searches)
• Google Search, Google Image reverse search, place names, cause of death
• Citing course (Strathclyde)
• Genealogical Proof Standard
• Visiting archives
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Content Workshop 4:
• Parish Registers (marriage, baptism, burial)
• Wills
• Workhouse records
• Occupation records
• Military records (Record of Service, Medal Cards, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Forces War Records)
• Newspaper archives
• Guild of One Name Studies
• Family History Societies, Society of Genealogists, Institute of Heraldic and Genealogy Studies, Family History Shows
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What’s included: 1-2-1 online tuition, video of your workshops (to re-watch at your leisure – great if you need a refresher several months down the line) and electronic copy of the PowerPoint handouts.

When: book your workshops to suit you, whether that’s weekdays, weekends or evenings. 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!

Once you have paid for your workshops, I shall be in touch to arrange a date and time.