Genealogy Courses

Searching for Your Ancestors 1

Join us as we help you start researching your family history. No experience is required. Over 12 weeks we will give you the knowledge to start working on your family tree, the skills required to record the essential information & record where your sources come from. Over the sessions we will look at the main record types and where to find them, looking at differences between English and Irish Records. You will be emailed a selection of genealogy record forms for your own use, and we will explain how to use them throughout the course.

The course will be taught on Zoom, and you will have access to all of the class materials through a dedicated webpage on our website. The sessions will run on Monday night, with a break for Easter Monday. The course begins on Monday 8th March at 7.30pm. Sessions last 2 hours and include a talk and a question & answer session.

The 12 weeks are broken into 3 groups or modules and can be booked as a full course, or separate modules.

This Course will be run again early in 2022

Searching for Your Ancestors 2

4 Week Online Course Course

Coming up in late summer 2021

This 4 week course will introduced you Renfrewshire – where did your ancestors live and work? What Churches did they attend? Where were they buried? The course has a focus on on Paisley, and other key towns and villages in the Old County of Renfrew. See below for the basic Syllabus.

Each session will be held on Zoom, with the invite for each session being sent out a day ot two before each session.

The 4 sessions cost £50.

Individual sessions cost £15 each. If you wish to attend individual sessions, please contact in advance.


Week 1 Renfrewshire Parishes

Week 2 Renfrewshire in Secondary Sources

Week 3 Paisley Churches & local Graveyards

Week 4 Renfrewshire Cemeteries – ie Woodside, Hawkhead, Abbey.

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