Ever wanted to know more about your past?
Introduction to Family History is designed for people interested in their own family histories or genealogy in general. You will learn how to research family history accurately and efficiently using the growing range of online family history resources. You may be surprised at what you discover and what you can share with family and friends.
Study without tuition fees*: HECS Scholarships available for all domestic students. When studying Introduction to Family History you will not incur a tuition fee or debt for the unit. This unit is offered within the Diploma of Family History (R2H) or the Associate Degree in Arts (R2B) / Bachelor of General Studies courses, depending on whether you are a commencing or continuing student.
Online: Introduction to Family History is part of a fully online suite of units to enable flexible study.
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On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of family history principles 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
Semester 2, 8 August 2016
Semester 2, 7 August 2017
What students say...
"I am an experienced family history researcher, but I felt that I was probably overlooking vital information. This course (Introduction to Family History) was a great learning curve for me, but the two most important things I learnt was to maintain a strict research log and to read all documents thoroughly. This course is highly recommended."
- Ian Beckett, NSW
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