Introduction to family history

Course summary

Want to trace your family history but are not sure how or where to start? This course helps you bring your family story to life. Learn how to navigate online tools, where to explore historical newspapers, how to stay on track and lots more. Experience the thrill of discovering information about your family and piecing together its history.

Please note: classes will not run on Melbourne Cup,  Tuesday 5 November.

What you will learn

  • how to research and construct a family tree
  • how to use online tools to record historical facts
  • where to find historical resources and how to use them
  • how to cite sources
  • ways to augment a family story using anecdotes and context

What you will get

  • sound knowledge of basic family research strategies
  • virtual ‘toolkit’ of online and offline resources
  • small group tuition with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and share stories

About the tutor

Darren O’Shanassy is an historical researcher and genealogist. Darren has researched families for many of his friends and clients and remains immersed in discovering his own family’s roots in Melbourne’s west. Prior to establishing his research practice Finding Annie, Darren had many years’ experience as a private banker where his role was charged with establishing a deep understanding of selected family groups.

Course cost

COST: $125.00

Class availability: 10 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

Tuesday 15 October
6.00pm – 8.00pm (4 sessions)

Book this course

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