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Course Update - Autumn Term

LMentary Family History & Education offers five levels of family history courses; catering for the absolute beginner through to post graduate, IHGS Diploma in Genealogy (DipGen). LMentary students have gone on to receive the Diploma in Genealogy at the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies Awards Day. One student who joined my level A 'Awaken' course in March 2010 was a professionally qualified genealogist four years later.

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Diploma in Genealogy 2014 - The Library Assessment

Twelve months ago three of my LMentary students sat the IHGS Higher Certificate papers, tomorrow they will spend a day in the IHGS Library undergoing the Diploma in Genealogy library assessment; the final hurdle in their quest to gain the IHGS Diploma in Genealogy (DipGen). The three have just completed my 'Exploring the Archives' Diploma in Genealogy mentoring course and so ended a journey they started with my beginners course in January 2010. 

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Diploma in Genealogy 2014 - Library Tests

Since I last blogged I have been busy compiling two library tests for my three IHGS Diploma in Genealogy students. The first test was conducted at the Hampshire Archives and the second at the Portsmouth History Centre.   Each would last THREE hours and had the trio running left, right, and up and down the library shelves trying to locate the answers to the questions I had set.

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IHGS Diploma in Genealogy - Progress

Diploma in Genealogy 2014 - Progress

          The three Diploma in Genealogy candidates have made steady progress. Each has identified the elements to their portfolio work and made inroads to the assigned task set by the Principal of the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies.

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Military Histories

Read some of the fascinating tales I have stumbled across whilst conducting research using military records. Fact is indeed often stranger than fiction.

Trace Your Family History

Are you starting from a blank piece of paper, following a family myth or need inspiration to overcome that brick wall? All aspects of research are considered so please read on

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I offer a two-year family history course that prepares you for the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies (IHGS) Higher Certificate Examination. Find out more.

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