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Courses coming in October

 We have a bumper number of courses starting in October:  

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Lost in Genealogy: Seven Steps to Battling Bias

This excellent article was written by former Pharos student Dr Sophie Kay. She has kindly allowed us to reproduce it here. Sophie is a professional genealogist at Khronicle. You can find Sophie’s blog here: The Parchment Rustler and follow her on … Continue reading

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Courses coming in September

  Will you be raring to get back to study in September? We have plenty of courses coming up next month to whet your appetite: First Steps to a One-Place Study Tutor: Janet FewStart date: 2nd September 2020 Course length: … Continue reading

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Student Showcase: Telling Your Family Story

This is the first in a series of blog post from students of Janet Few‘s Are You Sitting Comfortably?: writing and telling your family history (216) course. Janet says: “I have been tutoring the course for several years. Three years … Continue reading

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Courses coming in August

  Looking for a course to study over the Summer? Coming up in August we have: In Sickness and in Death – researching the ill-health and death of your ancestors Tutor: Janet FewStart date: 12th August 2020 Course length: 5 … Continue reading

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Courses coming in July

We have some great courses coming up in July: Employment Records Tutor: Alec TrittonStart date: 2nd July 2020Course length: 5 weeks COURSE FULL but booking now for January 2021 Scotland 1750-1850 – Beyond the Old Parish Registers Tutor: Chris PatonStart … Continue reading

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Pharos Tutors under new ownership

Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd has been purchased by Dr Karen Cummings DipGen, with the change in ownership effective immediately. Helen Osborn, co-founder and owner of the business since its inception in 2005, has sold the business to allow her … Continue reading

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What is Proof?

This excellent article was written by Phil Isherwood, and he has kindly allowed us to reproduce it here. Phil is a Pharos Graduate who describes himself as an amateur genealogist. His daily working life includes developing methodologies for business teams, a … Continue reading

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From Family Fact to Family Fiction – Barefoot on the Cobbles

Pharos Tutor, Janet Few, is author and tutor on the course ‘Are you Sitting Comfortably: Writing and Telling your Family History’. Here she tells us about some of the research that was necessary to turn a family story into a … Continue reading

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What is your oldest possession?

This post is by Pharos Tutor, Julie Goucher As humans we all have many things in common and yet we are unique individuals. One thing we have in common is that we each have a surname, in fact there is … Continue reading

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