Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Pharos - Scottish Research Online course April 2010

Well I've just finished teaching the Scottish Research Online course through Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Limited, with a great response from the students! Thanks to them, and good luck to all as you proceed with your family history research!

The next Scottish Research Online course will commence on April 14th 2010 and last for five weeks, priced at £42.99. The course works by lessons being sent out once a week in PDF format, with instruction and exercises, with a dedicated discussion forum enlisted throughout and a weekly live online chat to discuss issues raised.

The online world is fast developing, particularly with resources for Scottish genealogy, and this course, initially designed by Sherry Irvine and now regularly updated by myself, shows you not only where to find the most useful resources online, but also how to effectively research with those resources. In other words, this is as much about a methodical strategy as it is about digitised or indexed documents - the tools of the trade, and how to use them.

If you can't find the births of your great great grannies before 1855, this course just might smash a few brick walls!

Sherry's course Scotland 1750 - 1850: Beyond the OPRs is also set to run again in 2010 - more details on that when the date is confirmed - and I'm also looking into developing another Scottish based course later in the year - again, stay tuned! Additional affordable courses from Pharos can also be studied throughout the year - see

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