Each week I send out a lesson by email at the start of the week, and on the following Sunday we have an online discussion session for an hour to discuss its contents, answer questiuons etc. There is also a dedicated forum through the run of the course, where you can ask questions at any time.
Here's the course description:
Scottish Research Online (102)
Tutor: Chris Paton
Scotland was first to have major records digitized and offer indexes and images online. It has also been a leader in placing resource information on the World Wide Web. This course describes the major sites, the types of information and data that they offer, the forms in which databases are presented and how to analyze results. You will learn to lay the foundations for searching a family, how to select best resources and what to do next either online or in libraries and archives.
- Scotlands People, Family Search, Ancestry, FreeCen: content, comparison, assessment
- Essential Maps and Gazetteers
- Civil Registration and Census Research Online
- Searching in Church of Scotland Registers Online
- Scottish Wills and Inventories Online
- Take It From Here
Note: it is recommended but not required that students in this course sign up for the basic search option, 30 units/seven days, at ScotlandsPeople (cost is seven pounds)
Each lesson includes exercises and activities; a minimum of 1 one-hour chat s See How the Courses Work.
STUDENTS SAID: "I particularly liked the fact that the course didn't just focus on the well-known BMD resources available, but on a much wider range of websites, including many which give extremely useful background information on the geography and history of the localities where our ancestors lived."
"a very knowledgeable Instructor"
Relevant Countries: Scotland
This course is offered twice annually.
Course Length: 5 Weeks
Start Date: 24 Sep 2018
To sign up, please visit https://www.pharostutors.com/details.php?coursenumber=102 - and I will hopefully see you there!
For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.