Detailed Course Description
CERTIFICATE IN GENEALOGY/FAMILY HISTORY
This Certificate is Level 7, 30 ECTS. Each module carries 5 ECTS. In an era of rapid change and orientation towards the future, there is a growing interest in finding out about our past, and in particular discovering as much as possible about our ancestors. Modules 1 and 2 provide a basic introduction to Genealogy or Family History. After completing these modules, students may opt to study Modules 3 to 6 over two further years and credit students who complete assignments to the required standard will be awarded the Certificate in Genealogy/ Family History.
GENEALOGY/FAMILY HISTORY - MODULE 1 - 5 ECTS
This module will provide an introduction to the theory and practice of genealogy. Topics to be covered include principles of genealogy, computers and the Internet, place names and surnames, location and use of census, vital, valuation, church and other records. Practical advice and guidance will be given to students embarking on the work of tracing their ancestors.
10 Tuesdays: 2.00pm-4.30pm
Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec 2
Sean Murphy (MA) is a graduate of University College Dublin and specialises in genealogy/history of the family. In addition to teaching work, he is also a professional genealogist and consultant, has published widely, given talks to societies and groups and participated in radio and television programmes.