Genealogy on the Internet

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Genealogy on the Internet

Course Details

This course is suitable for anyone who possesses basic family history information. It would be desirable if you have researched family history data to enable you to enter details for three generations.

You will learn how to organise and source your family history and research details on your home computer.
This course aims to provide you with the skills to enter your family history data/information into a typical genealogy software program.
The course will also enable you to compile an online family tree on various websites if this is appropriate to your needs.

The course consists of tutor led teaching in well equipped rooms with explanations, demonstrations, lectures, questions and answer sessions and discussion.

There is no formal assessment attached to this course, but advice and feedback will be offered by the Tutor for you to proceed further with this fascinating hobby.

Information & Support

The College offers a variety of courses to further your skills in using computer software. 

You will require basic computing skills.

Please bring along writing materials, notebook/A4 file.

It is also useful if you have previously prepared a brief outline of your family tree to date and to bring any birth, marriage or death certificates in your possession to enable you to enter detailed information on the computer. 

Experienced and competent staff at our adult learning centres can help you decide on your course and progression options. If you feel you would benefit from more in depth careers advice please contact: The National Careers Service - Call 0800 100 900 Lines are open 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week or

Practical help and advice is also provided to assist students with any kind of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language. Please contact our centre staff to discuss your needs prior to starting your course.


Course Cost

Course costs are as follows:

5 week course £48


Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

Beginner is someone who has little or no knowledge of the subject area.

Please contact for further clarification.

What do you define as 'intermediate'?

Intermediate is for those who have completed a beginners course with us or have some knowledge of the subject but would like to learn more.

Please contact for further clarification.

What do you define as 'advanced'?

Advanced for those who have completed an intermediate course with us or are proficient in the subject.

Please contact for further clarification.

What should I take with me on the day?

Please see ‘Information & Support’ within each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email

How much does the course cost?

The cost of each course will be displayed on each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email

Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Each course needs to be paid in full before the start of the course.

Are there any concessions available?

Reduced fees may apply for those on specific benefits.

Please contact for more details.

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