Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Scottish Research Online course

The next Pharos course, Scottish Research Online, taught by yours truly, starts on Monday 7th March, but there are still a few spaces available. Here's the blurb...!

Scottish Research Online (#102)

Scotland was first to have major records digitised and offer indexes and images online. It has also been a leader in placing resource information on the World Wide Web. This course describes the major sites, the types of information and data that they offer, the forms in which databases are presented and how to analyze results. You will learn to lay the foundations for searching a family, how to select best resources and what to do next either online or in libraries and archives.

Instructor: Chris Paton

•Scotlands People, Family Search, Ancestry, FreeCen: content, comparison, assessment
•Essential Maps and Gazetteers
•Civil Registration and Census Research Online
•Searching in Church of Scotland Registers Online
•Scottish Wills and Inventories Online
•Take It From Here

Note: it is recommended but not required that students in this course sign up for the basic search option, 30 units/seven days, at ScotlandsPeople (cost is six pounds)

Each lesson includes exercises and activities; a minimum of 1 one-hour chat.

STUDENTS SAID: "I particularly liked the fact that the course didn't just focus on the well-known BMD resources available, but on a much wider range of websites, including many which give extremely useful background information on the geography and history of the localities where our ancestors lived." "a very knowledgeable Instructor"

To summarise - there are plenty of sites you may have used - but do you really know how to use them? And what about the other key sites you may never have heard of? This course provides a thorough grounding not only on the basics, but on the best research approaches to your work, to help you truly understand exactly what it is that you are looking at, and what you may still havew to consider.

See you there!

Chris

www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk
Professional genealogical problem solving and research
http://twitter.com/ChrisMPaton
Researching Scottish Family History (New book)

Tracing Your Family History on the Internet (Even newer book!)

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