Family History

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Some courses will run as online courses and some will start at Stoke Lodge or St Pauls. You can see the starting venue/format for each course listed below. We reserve the right to change the format of the course, in term, should safety advice change.


An Introduction to Family History Research – Taster class

During the 2 hour session learners will be given examples of how to undertake family history correctly. The census and potential pitfalls will be explained

  • Tuesday 2pm to 4pm   Rosemary Caldicott
  • 1 session 12 January   £16 / £10    FHT1: Online

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Family History Stage 1

A practical stepped learning technique to begin learning family history research with confidence. A fun approach, in a safe, inclusive environment with other learners.

Correct interpretation of vital records and how to understand simple research techniques. The course aims  for learners to be able to produce at least a 4- generation family tree by week 5.

  • Thursday 1.30pm to 4pm    Rosemary Caldicott
  • 5 sessions 14 January   £88 / £54   FHR1: Online    

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Family History Intensive Research Afternoon

For the novice or experienced genealogist!  Designed to advance your ancestral research development, to explore areas of your research that have been neglected or to assist you to begin a new search.

  • Tuesday 2pm to 4.30pm   Rosemary Caldicott
  • 1 session 23 February    £20 / £12      FHR3: Online

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Family History Stage 2

A practical stepped learning technique for those have already undertaken some family history research. A fun approach, in a safe, inclusive environment with other learners. Parish records, wills and social history explored.

Correct interpretation of vital records and how to understand simple research techniques. Aspects of social history will be investigated to. The course aims for learners to be able to produce at least a 6-generation family tree by week 5.

  • Thursday 1.30pm to 4pm    Rosemary Caldicott
  • 5 sessions    25 February  £88 / £54      FHR2: Online

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