Thursday 6 April 2023

Certificate in Irish Family History Foundation Course: starts soon

A ten-week online Irish Family History course, run by City Colleges and presented by members of Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI), starts on Thursday 27 April.

The Certificate in Family History Research Foundation Course is aimed at beginners and will provide a solid foundation in ancestral research for researchers looking to pursue genealogy as a hobby or even a career*.

Students are introduced to the building blocks of genealogy – civil, church and census records, and then guided through sources such as land surveys and historic newspapers. Each weekly 3-hour learning session (6:30pm to 9:30pm on Thursdays) has an emphasis on building practical skills and familiarity with relevant records and has time for discussion and questions.

Minor projects during the course will reinforce taught principles and in the final weeks each student has the opportunity to compile their own miniature genealogical report with the professional edge learned during the course.

For more information and for details of how to apply visit:, or phone: 00 353 1 4160034. Note: The Summer Term Course is a Foundation Course (City Colleges includes it within its 'Professional' brand).

*An Advanced course for those looking to take their research to the next level or considering setting up as a professional genealogist will be offered by City Colleges and Accredited Genealogists Ireland in the Autumn term.