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 their 2020 schedule of courses.

24 Feb – 10 Apr 2020
Convict Ancestors (Foundation level)
Uses the expertise of convict history UTAS to walk students through Australia’s UNESCO-listed convict archive.

2 Mar – 17 Apr 2020
Writing the Family Saga (Introductory unit)
Learn about crafting and polishing, engaging and readable multigenerational family history narratives.

30 Mar – 22 May 2020
The Photo Essay (Foundation level)
Learn how to put words and images together for personal, professional, or creative expression.

6 Apr – 29 May 2020
Oral History (Introductory unit)
Explore how oral history can complement, supplement and even contradict written, pictorial and other records.

11 May – 3 Jul 2020
Convicts in Context (Introductory unit)
Explores the circumstances that shaped the lives of convicts, their children, and their grandchildren.

29 Jun – 21 Aug 2020
Introduction to Family History (Foundation level)
Learn how to research your own family history and/or genealogy in general using online family history resources.

13 Jul – 4 Sep 2020
Families at War (Introductory unit)
An introduction to researching online military records, and to contextualising diverse experiences of war.

28 Sep – 20 Nov 2020
Place, Image, Object (Foundation level)
Learn to interpret, contextualise and document your own objects, images and places; and share your history.

19 Oct – 11 Dec 2020
Writing Family History (Foundation level)
An introduction to writing non-fictional and fictional narratives based on real genealogical records.

If you’ve been meaning to learn more about the various aspects of genealogy, make 2020 your year to learn and expand your genealogy knowledge, and even better, you can do it from home!