A follow up family history course to the ‘Getting Started’ course, designed to ‘put the flesh on the bones’. So we will look at occupations, military records and newspapers to help us find out what our ancestors were up to. It is highly desirable that students have attended the ‘Researching Your Family History: Getting Started’ course, or have some knowledge of General Registration certificates and census materials.
Course content will focus on the 19th and 20th Century: recap of birth, marriage and death certificates and census materials; military records, particularly for World War One; wills and how to read them; occupations; newspapers; family tree formats and common pitfalls and a possible visit to the Cornish Studies Library.
The course aims to foster the desire to research family history; enable participants to use genealogical documents to obtain relevant information and record it in a meaningful way and encourage participants to use primary evidence in their research.