If you are wanting to know more about your past but not sure how, or where to start the University of Tasmania’s (UTAS) online course “Introduction to Family History” is on again, and this is designed for people who are interested in their own family history or genealogy in general, and are looking at getting a good foundation for your research.

This online course will teach you how to research family history accurately and efficiently using the growing range of online family history resources, and you’ll no doubt be surprised at what you discover.

You can study in your own time, but you should allow approx. 5-6 hours of study time per week. And on completion of this course you will be able to:
– demonstrate knowledge and understanding of family history principle and planning
– locate and use major family history repositories and records
– critically evaluate sources for accuracy and reliability
– identify and discuss genealogical problems and develop plans for solving them
– present your genealogical work in a manner that is ethical, clearly written and referenced according to the unit guidelines

No prior knowledge or experience in family history is required to do this course, and it runs from 2 Dec 2019  through until 23 Feb 2020 (with a break from 16 Dec-12 Jan). Applications for enrolments close at 5pm, Friday 29 November 2019.

Further information (and enrolment) is available on the UTAS website:

And if you complete the Introduction course, and wish to continue your genealogical studies, UTAS offers a Diploma of Family History. You can read more about that here.