Skip to 0 minutes and 8 secondsHello, and a warm welcome to the sixth and final

Skip to 0 minutes and 10 secondsweek of your course, Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree. In this final week we're going to be focusing on how to draw together all of the information that you found on your family tree, and how to organise and communicate what you've found. We'll talk about how to document the sources that you've found, and how to safeguard your research for the future. We'll also look at the different types of reports and charts that can be created, and why-- think about why you might want to use a specific type for a specific purpose. We'll also introduce a wide range of genealogical software programmes, and consider some cloud-based options as well.

Skip to 0 minutes and 47 secondsBut we'll also look at some paper tools because those are still very valuable to genealogists. We'll be asking you what tools you find useful, and asking you to share your tips with us as well. And then we'll finish up by giving some points to consider when you come to write your family history. So we'll consider how to plan, and also how to write up your family history. We'll share some ideas on how to organise yourself and your materials, how to think about your audience, and also how to consider design. And then we'll conclude by asking you to discuss any final thoughts you have on the themes covered over the entire course. So we really hope you enjoy this final week.

Welcome to Week 6

In this final week, we’ll be focusing on how to draw together all of the information you’ve gathered about your family and how to organise and communicate what you’ve found.

We’ll talk about how to document the sources you’ve used and how to safeguard your research for the future. The different types of reports and charts that genealogists use will be explored and why you might want to use a particular type for a specific purpose. A range of software and paper tools will also be introduced and you can consider what might be best for you and share those ideas. We’ll finish off by exploring ways to begin writing a family history so you can share your precious research.

In the downloads section below, you will find the answers to Week 5’s research tasks.

We hope you enjoy the week.

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Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree

University of Strathclyde