Introduction to Family and Community History
Ever wanted to delve into your family’s history to discover secrets from the past? If so this course is for you.
The course will provide an introduction to the study of family and community history and will introduce you to the practical exploration and investigation of historical sources.
You will learn how to understand the census and gain tips for how to go about constructing your family tree.
What will you study?
The course will cover topics such as:
- The meaning of family and community history
- Constructing a family tree
- Understanding the census
- Reconstructing the community: urban and rural
- Peoples’ occupations and roles
- The tools and tactics of historical research
- Oral, written and visual evidence
The course will run for 10 weeks on Mondays, 6-8pm, commencing on the following dates:
13th May to 22nd July
Wrexham Glyndwr University
The course will be delivered through tutor-led active learning sessions. Small group workshops will be used to examine the primary source materials. Students will be supported in this practical introduction through a range of paper-based and digital resources. Tutorial sessions will be held to assist students in the presentation and completion of the portfolio.
Students and over 65's: £120
This fee covers attendance and tutorage, including assessment and basic materials.
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This course is subject to minimum participants and payments will be returned in full if the course does not recruit the minimum cohort.