Family History for Beginners - Sydney Short Courses

Family History for Beginners

What you'll learn

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Looking to trace your family history but don't know where to start? Our Family History for Beginners short course is the perfect opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge you need to research your family tree step-by-step.

Throughout the course, you'll learn every aspect of family tree research, starting from the very beginning. We'll cover how to set up your tree and interview living family members, and then delve into the world of record searching. You'll learn how to use a range of both online and offline resources to track down the information you need to piece together your family's history. 

This course also covers the increasingly important role of DNA testing in genealogy research and we'll show you how to critically evaluate research leads and overcome roadblocks that may arise along the way. We'll show you how to use DNA tests to verify connections and find living relatives you may not have known existed. By the end of this course, you’ll be well-equipped to trace your ancestors back for generations and discover the intriguing stories and secrets hidden within your family tree.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this family history course you will be able to:

  • Understand how to start your family history research and set up a family tree.
  • Understand how to find and access records relating to your ancestors.
  • Conduct interviews with living relatives and connect with cousins around the world.
  • Understand how to critically evaluate records and research leads.

Course content

What will be covered in this family history course?

  • Initiating your research, establishing your tree and recording your sources
  • Gathering information and oral histories from family
  • Searching for records relating to your ancestors using both online and offline resources
  • Finding cousins, connecting with DNA matches and collaborating with other researchers
  • Organising and keeping track of your research leads, records and subscriptions
  • Verifying research leads and ensuring you’re on the right track
  • Assessing and using other people’s research.
  • Applying strategies for solving mysteries and overcoming roadblocks, including DNA testing

Intended audience

Who is this family history course for?

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in researching their family tree but doesn't know where to begin. It is perfect for beginners who have no prior experience in genealogy research, as well as for those who have some experience and want to develop their skills further. Whether you’re looking to explore your family history for personal interest or to solve a family mystery, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to start your research and unravel the mysteries of your family’s past. Join us and discover the joy of family history research today!

Course tutors

Kylie Harrison has been researching her family tree for more than 20 years, tracing her ancestors back for many generations. She’s uncovered the truth behind family legends, solved long held...

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