The online family history courses that the University of Tasmania (UTAS) runs, have been hugely popular over the past few years. So if you are thinking of doing a subject or two, or more if you’re doing the Family History Diploma, here is the 2019 schedule of courses.

25 Feb – 12 Apr 2019
Convict Ancestors (Foundation level)
Uses the expertise of convict history UTAS to walk students through Australia’s UNESCO-listed convict archive.

4 Mar – 18 Apr 2019
Writing the Family Saga (Introductory unit)
Learn about crafting and polishing, engaging and readable multigenerational family history narratives.

1 Apr – 24 May 2019
The Photo Essay (Foundation level)
Learn how to put words and images together for personal, professional, or creative expression.

8 Apr – 31 May 2019
Oral History (Introductory unit)
Explore how oral history can complement, supplement and even contradict written, pictorial and other records.

13 May – 5 Jul 2019
Convicts in Context (Introductory unit)
Explores the circumstances that shaped the lives of convicts, their children, and their grandchildren.

1 Jul – 23 Aug 2019
Introduction to Family History (Foundation level)
Learn how to research your own family history and/or genealogy in general using online family history resources.

15 Jul – 6 Sep 2019
Families at War (Introductory unit)
An introduction to researching online military records, and to contextualising diverse experiences of war.

29 Jul – 20 Sep 2019
Writing Family History (Foundation level)
An introduction to writing non-fictional and fictional narratives based on real genealogical records.

30 Sep – 22 Nov 2019
Place, Image, Object (Foundation level)
Learn to interpret, contextualise and document your own objects, images and places; and share your history.

11 Nov 2019 – 9 Feb 2020
English Writing: Grammar and Composition (Introductory unit)
Learn about the processes of writing and composing and structuring your work.

Make 2019 the year to learn and expand your genealogy knowledge, and even better, you can do it from home!