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WEBINAR: Family history fundamentals - 3 part course

  • 15 October 2022
  • 03 December 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • 15 October 2022, 10:30 AM 12:30 PM (AEDT)
  • 05 November 2022, 10:30 AM 12:30 PM (AEDT)
  • 03 December 2022, 1:30 PM 3:30 PM (AEDT)
  • Online via Zoom
  • 327


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Just started your family history or need a refresher?

The Family History Fundamentals course is a three part online course being held on Saturdays 15 October, 5 November and 3 December 2022.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

The course will include an e-workbook for each of the three sessions which includes exercises, templates, checklists and list of resources.

Skill level: All     Presenter:  Danielle Lautrec

Part 1: Getting Started Saturday 15 October 10.30am-12.30pm (AEDT). The first of the three-part session primarily uncovers the principles of family history research, with a particular emphasis on understanding the diversity between types of sources. The session will demonstrate numerous forms of charting and the necessary information required for each. It will then demonstrate search techniques, including reference to diverse repositories and instruction on how to best utilise them your research. To end, the session will discuss the importance of appropriate research planning as well as methods to achieve success.   

Part 2: Analysing the evidence Saturday 5 November 10.30am-12.30pm (AEDT). Part two will enhance the theoretical grounding gathered from part one as it focuses on the practical aspects of genealogy. A detailed breakdown of source analysis will demonstrate how to recognise errors and overcome research challenges, ensuring that the sources help your research to its full potential. The session will also cover handwriting analysis and increase your problem-solving capabilities.  

Part 3: Documenting and presenting Saturday 3 December 1.30pm-3.30pm (AEDT). Part three is focussed on how to share your discoveries with other researchers, including: charts, software, reports, books and online, allowing you to choose a method that best suits you. This session differentiates between documentation and presentation, and what is required in the correct execution of both. An important final step is how to ensure your citation process is as easy as can be. 

All sessions will be recorded, so you can either watch them live or watch them later (or do both!).

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