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Keeping up to Date: Family History on the Internet


We have all been ‘armchair family historians’ for quite a while, haven’t we? Do you wonder whether you should be relying so much on online sources?

In this half-day course, Ian Waller outlines a number of the websites that offer family historians databases and other information. He then considers a number of issues:

- the positive side of using the websites;

- the negative issues that you may encounter and precautions that you should take;

- the inaccuracies, the purely fictitious, and the downright ridiculous that you might find.

New datasets are uploaded constantly to the family history websites. It’s almost impossible to keep up to date. Ian provides some pointers and shows the methodology of how best to keep abreast of the rapid developments.

 A half-day course with a tea break.


About the speaker:  Ian Waller is a retired professional genealogist with over thirty years experience in English research. He is the author or many books, several published by our society.

He is a qualified adult education tutor and lectures widely on family history topics at both the beginner and advanced levels. Ian is a Fellow of AGRA where he was a former Chairman/Council member, and also a Fellow of the Society of Genealogists

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