Friday, 16 July 2010

Pharos: Scottish course dates 2011

Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd runs a series of popular and inexpensive courses on various aspects of genealogical research across the British Isles. Yours truly teaches two of these courses - Scottish Research Online and Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs. Both last for five weeks and cost just £43.99. The courses were initially established by Canadian genealogist Sherry Irvine, and are now regularly updated by myself to take into account continuing developments in the Scottish genealogical world.

I'm currently teaching the second of these right now, 1750-1850, and the next time the online resources course will be taught is October 18th. The courses are concise, designed to help with research strategy as much as the availability of resources - and they just happen to be fun also!

I can now announce the dates for 2011, so if you want to take part, you have plenty of notice and flexibility in planning when to take part. The dates are as follows:

Scottish Research Online
7 MAR 2011
29 AUG 2011

Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs
17 JAN 2011
17 OCT 2011

On each course there is a dedicated forum for the class and myself to discuss issues arising from each lesson, and once a week we have an online live chat. The last two courses have proved so well subscribed to that I have actually run two chats a week to cater for the demand, so there are never so many participants that you can't be heard.

It is advised that you do the online course first prior to the second, as much of the resources referred to in the second touch on previously discussed topics in the first. For full descriptions of the course content, visit the links above.

I am also planning to develop a new course on Scottish occupational research for 2011 - more on that once I've written it! The hope is that it can be up and running by the middle of next year.

Don't forget to check out the other courses offered by Pharos, there is something there for everyone. If you have English ancestry, there is also a newly launched longer certificate programme well worth exploring, taking in several short courses.

For those of you with more blessed blood (all praise to St Andrew!), don't forget, Scottish Research Online, five weeks from October 18th 2011 - well worth signing up to. Hopefully see you there!

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