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Genealogy Diploma

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Typology Vocational qualification
Methodology Online
Duration 6 Months
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  • Vocational qualification
  • Online
  • Duration:
    6 Months
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    Different dates available
Description

Genealogy is fast becoming one of the most popular hobbies in the UK as well as being the second most popular topic on the internet.  The Genealogy Diploma will provide you with the tools to research your family tree and trace your ancestry.

This diploma assumes that you have no prior knowledge of family
history or this type of research. It will guide you, step by step,
through the process of tracing your own or someone else's family tree and history. We are all the accumulation of the genes, characteristics, and behaviours of our ancestors. This diploma is for anyone who has ever wondered about his or her ancestors; how they looked, what they did for a living and how they behaved. It is also ideal for anyone who is keen to pursue the discipline of genealogy in a professional capacity and wants to learn more about what is involved.

With this diploma, you will be able to make huge progress researching a genealogy. There's plenty here to help you ensure that you can take a family line back hundreds of years. How much or how little information you chose to source is up to you. There is no previous learning knowledge experience required to enrol on to this course.

On this course you will: Be guided step by step, through the process of tracing your own or someone else's family tree and historyExplore how to use a range of records and resources and compile an effective family tree.

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Starts Different dates available
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

The Genealogy course will provide you with the tools to research your family tree and trace your ancestry or do so for clients.  It will guide you, step by step, through the process of tracing your own or someone else’s family tree and history. We are all the accumulation of the genes, characteristics, and behaviours of our ancestors. This course is for anyone who has ever wondered about his or her ancestors: How they looked, What they did for a living and how they behaved. It is also ideal for anyone who is keen to pursue the discipline of genealogy in a professional capacity and wants to learn more about what is involved.

· Who is it intended for?

Genealogy is fast becoming one of the most popular past-times in the UK as well as being the second most popular topic on the internet, thanks to recent TV programmes and online resources. Recently, we have seen an enormous expansion of interest in genealogy and family history in a professional capacity.

· Requirements

You don't need any prior skills in the subject area to start this course.

· Qualification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

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What you'll learn on the course

Military
Budgeting
Benefits
Internet searching
Sociology
Social History
Genealogy
Demography
Sociology Anthropology
Human Geography
Demographic analysis
Genealogical analysis
Benefits
Census System
Genealogical investigation
Benefits
Genealogical investigation
Genealogical investigation

Course programme

Module 1: An Introduction

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain the difference between genealogy and family history
  • Have an awareness of where to begin in your family search
  • Know what information you will need to start with
  • Understand what you can expect, in terms of how long it will take/cost
  • Establish what you already know Perform online search activities

Module 2: Career or Hobby

Learning Outcomes:

  • To gain an understanding of genealogy as an academic discipline
  • To gain an understanding of genealogy as a career
  • To demonstrate an awareness of other aspects of genealogy, such as tracing living people.

Module 3: The History of Surnames

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the significance of surnames to genealogy and family history
  • Demonstrate an awareness of surnames, nicknames, and their links with geography, local and personal history, occupations, and religion
  • Trace a surname, contemporary, common, or unusual
  • Show an understanding the relevance of hearth tax records
  • Perform searches for names

Module 4: Using Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the registry policies and procedures in the UK
  • Display an understanding of the problems with using BMD records
  • Demonstrate an awareness of where to locate records and the kind of information that is available
  • Explain how recording information varies around the UK and how this system has evolved over history
  • Show an understanding of the importance of these documents to the genealogist

Module 5: Using the Census

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe how to find and search a census and parish registers
  • Display an understanding of the information what is available and what isn't
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history and aims of the census system
  • Explain and evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of using the census
  • Show an awareness of other sources of information, such as the parish register system

Module 6: War/Prison/Immigration Records .

Learning Outcomes:
  • To understand the different social spectrums of ancestry from military heroes to criminals
  • To gain knowledge of how to find and search military/prison/immigration records
  • To gain knowledge of what information is available
  • To be able to evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of using military/prison/immigration records
  • To understand why these resources are so important to the genealogist.

Module 7: Using Workhouse Records and Tracing Noble Ancestry .

Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand the different social spectrums of ancestry from poverty to nobility
  • To gain knowledge of how to find and search workhouse records/noble ancestry
  • To gain knowledge of what information is available
  • To show an awareness of the history and aims of the workhouses/poor laws
  • To be able to evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of using workhouse records/looking for noble ancestry
  • To understand why these resources are so important to the genealogist

Module 8: Other Sources Available: Wills, Newspapers, and Research Centres

Learning Outcomes:

  • To be aware of how to find/search/use wills, newspapers, and research centres To understand what information is available
  • To show the history and reasoning for searching unusual/uncommon sources of information
  • To explain the benefits and drawbacks of using certain sources over others
  • To show an understanding of why these sources are so important to the genealogist

Module 9: Recording a Family Tree Online and Other Ways .

Learning Outcomes:

  • To be aware of how to find, search, and use online recording methods
  • To understand what resources are available and how they vary
  • To explain the benefits and drawbacks of using certain sources and websites over others
  • To show an understanding of why these resources are so important to the genealogist

Module 10: What to Do with Your Findings and How to Write Up a Family Tree

Learning Outcomes:
  • To understand the various ways of presenting and organising your findings
  • To be aware of the benefits and drawbacks of using certain sources over others
  • To identify why these sources are so important to the genealogist
  • To have an awareness of some up-and-coming developments in genealogy

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