Genealogy and History courses
We offer two courses looking at history through genealogy
Traditionally confined to royal and noble families, genealogy or the study of family history, is quickly becoming one of the most popular and exciting of twenty-first century hobbies for people from all kinds of backgrounds. A desire to know our roots, to learn more about where we “come from” coupled with higher degrees of mobility and increasingly accessible online tools have contributed to a surge in the number of people tracing their ancestry across the world.
Please address any enquiries about the courses to:
Department of English Part-time Courses
School of Humanities
11 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TB
Tel: 0117 928 8924
Course 1 – beginners
An Introduction to Genealogy
|When||Tuesdays, 6 pm to 8 pm|
26 October to 14 December 2021
|Tutor||Dr Penny Walters|
This 8-week course will consist of an introduction to family history and genealogy, and the many resources available.
We will find out:
We will also look at:
An underlying theme will be that some people may uncover ancestors’ secrets and lies, so we will also address ethical dilemmas in genealogy.
Towards the end of the module, individuals will be encouraged to share their genealogy journey with the group.
No qualifications needed. Open to the public.
Details for course 2, starting February 2022, will be published here shortly. To register your interest, click here.