Evening course to find out who you really are

Muriel helps you to trace family tree

Evening course to find out who you really are

An exciting new evening course aims to help people trace their family roots and get them started on mapping out their family tree.

Tracing Your Family Roots: An introduction, will be led by Muriel Alexander Forth Valley College’s University Partnership Officer – who is also a professional genealogist – and will be held at the College’s Stirling Campus. The course which costs £60 will last for six weeks and will take place on a Tuesday evening, for two hours a night, starting on 22 January.

Muriel said: “There are 14 places available on the course and it is suitable for anyone new to family history or who has little knowledge of how to trace their family roots. It will focus largely on using Scottish records, but the techniques used can be applied to search records in other countries. It will look at civil registration of births, marriages, deaths, census records, parish registers, as well as covering other useful traditional and online resources which can be used to trace ancestors. Those applying should be familiar with the Windows operating environment, file management and using the internet and the course will provide students with tools and tips for tracing and recording their family history research.

“I managed to turn a hobby into a business, but decided to move back to work in education again. However there is enormous interest and enthusiasm from people to pursue this hobby too, especially with programmes such as Who Do You Think You Are on the TV. This is an ideal opportunity to deliver a course to start people off on their journey to trace their family roots. The first question I will be asking on the first night will be ‘Who do you think you are?’ and taking it from there. But I would warn you, this hobby can be addictive and you might never recover from it!”

For more information on the course and booking instructions click here or call the College on 01324 403000.

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