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Course Syllabus

The Institute's Syllabus of Study divides the source material for genealogical research up into 24 separate topics plus 2 appendices covering techniques which underpin the whole course.

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Lecture 1Introduction
Lecture 2Family Records
Lecture 3The Records of General Registration in England and Wales
Lecture 4The Census Returns 1801-1911
Lecture 5Parish Registers and Bishops' Transcripts
Lecture 6The Parish Chest
Lecture 7Wills and Probate
Lecture 8Palaeography
Lecture 9Service Records
Lecture 10Education and Occupations
Lecture 11Nonconformity
Lecture 12Names
Lecture 13Migration
Lecture 14Census Substitutes
Lecture 15Miscellany
Lecture 16Quarter Sessions
Lecture 17Manorial Records
Lecture 18Title Deeds
Lecture 19Maps and Associated Records
Lecture 20Heraldry
Lecture 21Scotland and Wales
Lecture 22Irish and Other British Records
Lecture 23Legal Records at The National Archives
Lecture 24Ecclesiastical Records