The popularity of the UTAS (University of Tasmania’s) family history related courses, can be measured partly by the fact that they keep holding them, and have them all scheduled again for 2018, and partly by all the good reports I keep hearing from people who’ve taken the courses.

So if you’re up for some some online genealogy study at home … one, two, or the whole lot (which make up the Diploma of Family History), here are the details of what’s on when. Click on the link below each course for more information on them.

20 Nov 2017 – 26 Jan 2018
Writing Family History (Foundation level)
An introduction to writing non-fictional and fictional narratives based on real genealogical records.

29 Jan – 23 Mar 2018
Families at War (Introductory unit)
An introduction to researching online military records, and to contextualising diverse experiences of war.

5 Mar – 27 Apr 2018
Place, Image, Object
Learn to interpret, contextualise and document your own objects, images and places; and share your history.

9 Apr – 1 Jun 2018
Convict Ancestors (Foundation level)
Uses the expertise of convict history UTAS to walk students through Australia’s UNESCO-listed convict archive.

4 Jun – 27 Jul 2018
The Photo Essay (Foundation level)
Learn how to put words and images together for personal, professional, or creative expression.

2 Jul – 24 Aug 2018
Writing the Family Saga (Introductory unit)
Learn about crafting and polishing, engaging and readable multigenerational family history narratives.

23 Jul – 14 Sep 2018
Introduction to Family History (Foundation level)
Learn how to research your own family history and/or genealogy in general using online family history resources.

23 Jul – 14 Sep 2018
Convicts in Context (Introductory unit)
Explores the circumstances that shaped the lives of convicts, their children, and their grandchildren.

22 Oct – 14 Dec 2018
Oral History (Introductory unit)
Explore how oral history can complement, supplement and even contradict written, pictorial and other records.