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How is it going so far?

This activity is entirely optional, but we’re really interested to know how you found Week 4 of the course. We’d be really grateful if you could leave a comment or …

What will we learn?

In Week 4 we’ll explore how to analyse and build upon the information found during the research process moving on from the searching technique discussions from week two. Genealogists need …

Finding sources for context

In this video Graham explains how you can to locate and access secondary sources for context using library catalogues and databases containing full text journal articles.

Finding primary sources for context

We’ve now seen some great examples of primary sources which can be used to add context to your family story. Maps, newspapers, street directories and so on can provide information …

A deeper look at contextual sources

Patricia Grant, Principal Librarian: Special Collections at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, Scotland shows us some examples of newspapers, how-to books for genealogists, books on history and a range of …

What will we learn?

It is very important to know dates and places and these form the backbone that genealogists work with but it’s the historical and social context that come from using secondary …

An invitation to learn more

We hope you’ve enjoyed the last six weeks. We’d like to invite you to pursue further study with us here at the University of Strathclyde. You can register your interest …

Google Hangout 2: Review of the content so far

On this course, learners will have the opportunity to ask the educators particular questions through live events called Google+ Hangouts on Air. These events also allow the educator to recap …

What’s next?

Tahitia McCabe, your lead educator, is the Course Leader on the MSc in Genealogical Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies. If you would like further details about this particular programme you can …
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