DAY AND RESIDENTIAL COURSES -
at The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies
Details of all courses will be found on the IHGS website www.ihgs.ac.uk and in the journal FAMILY HISTORY.
Full lists of contents of FAMILY HISTORY from 1962 to the present can be found at
The day and residential courses cover a wide range of subjects, research sources and topics of interest and are open to family historians and all students.
Beginners' courses are suitable for those who have just started to trace a family history or who wish to refresh their memories in the basic sources.
Courses covering several advanced topics are available for students who have basic knowledge of genealogy. More unusual sources will be dealt with so that everyone will find something new and of value. Opportunities to gain practical experience are provided where possible.
All the courses are taught by our experienced tutors and members of staff. For some courses, experts in particular areas of research will be invited to lecture.
The following courses will be held in 2006
2006 Courses at IHGS, Canterbury
February 4 Professional Approach - Day School
9 Six week Introduction to Family History - - afternoon course
April 1 Before 1837 - Day School
May 13 Reading Old Documents - Day School
June 19-23 Tracing you Family History
- residential course
September 22 Heraldry for Family Historians
- Day School
26 Six week Introduction to Family History - - evening course
October 27 Kent Sources - Day School
10-12 House History - residential course
September 2005-June 2006, London
A course of 35 tutored evening sessions leading to nationally recognised qualifications. The course is to be held at the London School of Economics commencing on Wednesday, 7th September 2005, 7.00pm-9.00pm.
PLEASE CONTACT email@example.com IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN A SIMILAR COURSE IN 2006 or 2007.
The Institute's Syllabus of Study calls for a broadly-based programme of reading and learning about the sources used for genealogical research in the context of family, social and economic history and their applications. Competence in genealogy requires training in the techniques of linking generations by means of documentary evidence. Evening classes often tend to bypass the necessary practical experience. This course, while following the academic path towards the Institute's qualifications, aims to remedy the lack of practice in the use of sources and construction of pedigrees.
The course lectures will include the following topics :-
Introduction and Names
Has it been done before? / Pedigrees
General Register Office Records
19th Century Censuses
Parish Registers and Bishops' Transcripts
Level A Assessment
Wills and Probate Records
The Parish Chest
Nonconformists and their Records
Level B Assessment
Trades and Professions
Records of Life and Death
Quarter Sessions and Assize Records
Early Nominal Lists
Scotland and Ireland
This is followed by instructions for taking the examinations for a Certificate in Genealogy
The term dates for the course are as follows:
* 11th January 2006 - 8th March 2006
* 29th March 2006 - 7th June 2006
CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and dates of examinations.
During the course, students will be expected to complete assignments in their own time. These will be assessed by the course tutors but will not form part of the final grading by examination. If those attending do not complete the set work, the full value of the course will not be achieved.
Introduction to Family History
September - October 2005, Canterbury
The Institute is holding an evening course over a period of six week introducing the subject of Family History. The course is aimed at those students beginning this fascinating hobby and will cover the basic sources needed to start out on the trail of your ancestors.
The course will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7.00pm - 8.30pm, commencing on Tuesday, 27th September 2005.
The course programme will include the following topics -
Family History and Genealogy
Birth, Marriage and Death
19th Century Census Records
Pedigrees and Library Sources
Details on www.ihgs.ac.uk and you can book on line.
The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies
79-82 Northgate, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1BA, England
Tel: +44 (0)1227 768664 -
Fax: +44 (0)1227 765617 -
3 October 2007