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Choose the study group tab at the top of any step to access your study group for this course. Your study group is a place to get to know your …

Tahitia McCabe (Lead Educator)

Tahitia is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the University of Strathclyde where she is the Course Leader on the MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies by Distance Learning. She …

What will we learn?

This final week of the course is an introduction to recording and organising research and the sources used. Genealogists need to provide evidence that the statements and assertions they make …

Finding out more about genetic genealogy

Genetic genealogy is certainly the fastest developing area of genealogy and family history and one of the most challenging to understand and apply in practice. Although the foundations of the …

Genetic genealogy: practical applications

In this video we take a look at aspects of autosomal, mitochondrial and Y-DNA testing and explore their practical applications for genealogists. Selected slides from the video are available in …

Tahitia’s RootsTech Conference Diary

Tahitia is attending the RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City this week and will be posting her insights and comments here… If you are interested in seeing the handouts from …

Evaluation of evidence

Some sources can be considered as more reliable than others; these include records where there was a real personal incentive to get the information correct or a penalty for reporting …

The principles of genealogical proof

This video introduces the various elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard and considers why basing your research in proof is essential. We’ll also consider whether you can safely use pre-existing …