From Acorn to Oak: Building a Family Tree (Part Two)

Course Details

Module Code: XE11210

Class Code: HL200H

Delivery: Online: self-paced

Start Date: 05-02-2024

End Date: 22-04-2024

Tutor: Ward, Matthew(Dr)

Full Fee: £120.00

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From Acorn to Oak, Part Two, is the second of three courses in a genealogy series. It will help you to continue to develop your family tree by introducing you to new historical records and online searching techniques. It is also suitable for those who have already begun to research their family tree but would like to learn more about genealogical records and how to research databases more effectively. This course focuses primarily on British family history research. Students will learn how to effectively search a number of subscription and free genealogical websites, as well as use and interpret parish records, newspapers, photographs, maps and wills and probate (pre-1858).
This distance learning course enables you to study from home and participate in an online community of other students learning about genealogy. The module is delivered through Blackboard, our online learning environment and a live webinar will be held at the end of the module. Wherever possible, alternative free resources are highlighted, and the majority of the subscription websites used are available to access for free through local public library services. Some of the online resources referred to during this course do require a subscription, if accessed from home.
From Acorn to Oak, Part Two can be studied as a stand-alone course, but it is also the second core module, of three, for the Certificate of Higher Education in Genealogical Studies at Aberystwyth University.
1. Transcription Test
The students will be given 4 short documents to study and transcribe accurately. (20%)
2. Short Research Project
The student will write a short essay about a section/branch of their family tree that utilises the majority of the records covered during the module. 1000 words (80%).


This module is at CQFW Level 4