What have I been learning?

Courses I have taken and the things I have learned.

What have I learned in November?

I had a break from Pharos in October, but in November studied Nonconformity – Its Records and History 1600 – 1950 and Professional Genealogist – Become One, Become A Better One. I also squeezed in the Really Useful Family History Show one weekend, followed by a 2 day virtual event at Strathclyde University. So it […]

What have I learned in October?

First a flashback to the Pharos Wills and Administrations course I took in September I am very proud to say that I gained another Distinction. So that is three out of the ten courses I need to pass for the Family History Skills and Strategies (FHSS) Intermediate Certificate completed. I took a break from Pharos […]

What have I learned in September?

First a flashback to the Pharos Employment Records course I took in July and August. I am very proud to say that I achieved a distinction grade. A big boost to my confidence. I completed my second course with Pharos, Recording the Poor – from Parish to Workhouse and beyond. We learned about both the […]

What have I learned in August?

I completed my first course with Pharos, Employment Records. We learned about the kinds of records which exist for many different occupations, where to find them and how they may be of use in family history. My final assignment was about blacksmiths and you may already have read my blog about Thomas Hopkinson, father and […]


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About Me

Hi, I’m Ruth. I have been tracing my family history for many years but got serious during the Covid-19 pandemic. Find out what I’m currently learning about as I study the Society of Genealogists, Pharos and Strathclyde University.

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