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Courses and Qualifications

Education and Continued learning are very important to me.


Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies

Higher Certificate in Genealogy

Latin – Keele University

Irish Genealogy Essentials – Ulster Historical Foundation

Pharos Tutors

Family History Skills & Strategies (Intermediate) Certificate 

Comprising of the following 10 compulsory modules;

Your Military Ancestors

Searching for Wills and Administrations in England and Wales

 Migration in the British Isles

 Apprenticeship Records

 Before the Modern Census – Name-rich sources from 1690 to 1837

 Nonconformity – Its Records and History 1600 – 1950

 17th Century Sources

 Employment Records

Victorian Crime and Punishment- Courts, police and prisons

 Recording the Poor – From Parish to Workhouse and beyond

Individual Courses:

Professional Genealogist – Become one, become a better one

Tracing Beneficiaries

Ireland – A Practical Approach to Family History

Ireland- Further Steps in Family History

Dead and Buried, Not Forgotten – Churchyards, Cemeteries and Their Records

Fixed in Time and Place- Using Directories and Gazetteers in Genealogy

The Parish Chest -There was more to life than baptism, marriage and burial

Organizing Your Genealogy

So You Think You Know FamilySearch – A Guided Tour

In Sickness and in Death – Researching the ill-health and death of your ancestors

Demystifying DNA for Family Historians

Advanced Methods and Reports

Church and Community, Selected Records 1540 – 1800

Introduction to One-Name Studies

I am continually taking courses and lectures in all areas of Genealogy and Heraldic studies to enhance my knowledge.

And regularly attend individual course at

The Society of Genealogist,

Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies

and various Family History Societies.