Family history course

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Are you interested in researching your family history? Or perhaps you are interested in local and community history? If so, then these new short courses could be right for you

University Centre Peterborough (UCP) and Vivacity have formed a partnership to offer a number of new and exciting short courses in family and community history including:

• Basic research skills for family historians

• Researching your family history online

• Advanced research skills for family historians

• Conserving and sharing local and community history

Abi Hunt, HE Manager at UCP, said: “We are really excited to be able to offer this series of short courses. This is an excellent opportunity for budding family historians to hone their research skills, which will aid them in getting more information from a wide range of readily available historical records online and in their local archive.

“It is also a great chance for people interested in local history to develop project ideas for funders to help in the conservation and sharing of Peterborough’s rich and diverse heritage.”

The courses, available to start now through to June, will each run for five weeks either at the Central Library or the UCP campus. Attendance will be one night a week from 6pm – 8pm and will be taught by experts from both the University Centre and Vivacity so you will be sure to leave with a mind full of knowledge.

Each course is validated by Anglia Ruskin University and is worth five credits each which can be used at University Centre Peterborough. No prior experience is needed to undertake any of these courses.

For more information about the courses and to request a booking form please contact University Centre Peterborough on 0845-1965750 or email