Course Information: Discover Your Family History : Stage 1

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If you have always wanted to learn the skills of how to research your family tree this beginners course is ideal. The course offers a gentle introduction in how to access and navigate your family history records on line.

When and Where


From 23 Apr 2020 to 21 May 2020
Thu 13:30-16:00
for 5 weeks

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23 Apr 2020
13:30 to 16:00
30 Apr 2020
13:30 to 16:00
07 May 2020
13:30 to 16:00
14 May 2020
13:30 to 16:00
21 May 2020
13:30 to 16:00


Stoke Lodge
Stoke Lodge Centre
Shirehampton Road
Stoke Bishop

with Rosemary Caldicott


Fees and concessions information

The full (undiscounted) fee for this course is £81 , the concession rate is £50. Please note that concession rates are subject to proof of eligibility. For more details please see our Terms and conditions


You will be amazed what you will discover! The course offers a gentle introduction in how to access and navigate your family history records on line and designed for people with little computer experience - for those just starting their family history search.

What can students expect?

Through a practical stepped learning technique, students will be able to begin to research family history with confidence. A fun approach, in a safe, inclusive environment with other learners. The tutor has years of teaching experience, and will offer supportive learning.
Students will begin to interpret the vital records, and learn how to understand simple research techniques, such as numerical cross-referencing that will lead to successful research.

Late starters allowed?

Yes, but please check with the tutor first

What is the progression route?

Stage 2

Are there any extra costs?


Work set between sessions?


What should students bring?

Please bring along any relevant family records, dates, names, places etc.
If you do not have any information this will not be a barrier to successful research.
Pens and note paper.

Teaching method/style?

Tutor led talks and lectures and easy to follow research techniques.
Some group discussion and knowledge share when appropriate.
Mini lecturers to support each week’s topic.
Computer based but no experience required.