Trace your Family History – Beginners Course

Are you interested in tracing your family history but not sure where to start? Come and join our new Family History course.  This is a 6 week programme guiding you through the process with expert tutors.

  • WEEK 1 – FREE Introduction Session: Explores your questions..Do I need a laptop? Do I need software to build a tree? Do I need “Premium” software to research my family? What free software is available?Collecting the evidence: Write down what you know. Names, dates, places, maiden names etc. Then talk to the extended family to gather stories, photographs, records, relations, friends, correspondence, scrapbooks, newspaper cuttings, family Bibles / Prayer Books / Hymnals, Prizes, Certificates, Identity Cards, Ration Books, medals, holidays, memorial cards, wills etc.
  • WEEK 2 –  Back to the early 1800’s
  • WEEK 3 – Back to 1538
  • WEEK 4 – Ireland, Scotland, Wales etc
  • WEEK 5 – Working Lives
  • WEEK 6 – For Crown and Country


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NEXT COURSE scheduled for Spring 2018. Cost £25 for the course – register your interest by emailing

This course is run with support from the Sussex Family History Group

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