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The Postgraduate Certificate in Family and Local History is an online distance learning course aimed at developing the skills needed to study family and local history. The course helps you to identify and use archives and other resources which are an important and sometimes neglected aspect of researching family history. Archives will help you discover more about the world that your ancestors lived in.        Baptism Register

Family scene The wide range of short courses that are available lead to the Certificate. They last between 9 and 15 weeks. The modules teach you to:
  • Identify and use archives and online resources

  • Read and understand the structure of documents

  • Conduct oral history interviews

  • Find out about the people and organisations that were responsible for local government, the church, health and schools and the records they created

  • Understand basic Latin

You can take one module on its own or a combination which qualifies you for a Certificate offered by the University of Dundee. The courses are all online. They are interactive with links to documents, websites and other resources. Modules are supported by tutors who are experienced archivists and researchers. There are lots of opportunities for you to discuss things with tutors and other students using the online discussion board.

Click here to download our brochure (pdf file). Please note that more optional modules are now available.

The courses start on 17 January 2011, 16 May 2011 and 19 September 2011. Prices begin from 305 per module - for more information please contact the course administrators.
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Email: armtraining@dundee.ac.uk; Tel: +44 (0)1382 385543; Fax: +44 (0)1382 385523
Address: Programme Administrator - Certificate in Family and Local History - Archive Services - Tower Building - Dundee DD1 4HN - United Kingdom