03 October 2013

My British Isles Origins: Where and How Do I Cross the Pond? Pharos Course Starts 9 Jan 2014 -- SIGN UP NOW!

Adriatic -- one of the ships that my emigrant ancestors took to "Cross the Pond!"

The National Genealogical Society proudly announces a strategic partnership with Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd of the UK to present My British Isles Origins: Where and How Do I Cross the Pond? This four-week online learning course begins 9 January 2014 and is designed to show genealogists with British ancestry how to “leap the pond” and discover their roots in the British Isles.

The four week course, My British Isles Origins: Where and How Do I Cross the Pond?, offers students a mixture of history, population study, sources, and research strategies. Its primary objectives are to present practical guidance for launching research into the British origins of immigrant ancestors and to offer help on building contextual knowledge of migration patterns and history, at national and local levels.

This course concentrates on the period from 1600 to 1830 and covers:
  • Find Your Immigrant Ancestor
  • When, Where From, Where To and Who?
  • 1713 - 1830: Indexes Sources and Strategies
  • 1600 - 1712: Indexes Sources and Strategies
Click here to access the full course syllabus.

NGS Members Discount: Members registering through the NGS member’s only website, receive a 15% discount. This brings the cost of the course to $55.25.  

The presenter is Sherry Irvine, BA (History), MSC, CG, of Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada. Sherry, a favorite lecturer across the United States, is an established teacher and lecturer of family history with over twenty-five years of experience. Further biographical information is available here or at Pharos http://www.pharostutors.com/.

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