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Advanced Family History (D35)

This course helps advanced family historians analyse complex and obscure historical sources of information.

Tutor: Rita Greenwood
Centre: Friends Meeting House
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
03 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £85.00 24
16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £85.00 24

*Price when paying online or by BACS; cash or cheque payments will be higher.

An Introduction to Folk Learning and Popular Culture (B20)

This course will introduce students to a variety of the beliefs and practices inherent in the folklore of people in a non-scientific age. Topics will include the interpretations and uses of magic, the lore of death and representations of mortality, household lore, superstitions and omens, rituals and calendar customs, the supernatural world, folk medicine and plant lore and the ‘dark’ side of fairy tales and children’s games.

Tutor: Peter Watson
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Tuesday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
01 Oct 2019 - 10 Dec 2019
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 20

*Price when paying online or by BACS; cash or cheque payments will be higher.

Processing Your Family History (D34)

The internet has revolutionised research into family history, making the initial stages much easier. However, when the inevitable problems occur, other sources need to be used. This course will cover parish registers, probate and ‘The Parish Chest' studying samples of each but also discussing relevant websites to enable students to progress.

Tutor: Rita Greenwood
Centre: Friends Meeting House
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
03 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £85.00 18
16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £85.00 18

*Price when paying online or by BACS; cash or cheque payments will be higher.