Researching Your Family Tree

Nick Barratt is running a Guardian masterclass 'How to Research Your Family Tree' on Saturday 22 February. Perfect for anyone just setting out on a journey to research their family history. Topics covered include:

  • Getting started – what do you want to find out?
  • Ask the family – interviewing the relatives to gather basic information
  • Secrets in the attic – looking for heirlooms and other treasures
  • Build your family tree – how to construct a family tree to organise your research results
  • Finding your roots – sources and techniques to expand your family tree back in time, including civil registration records, census returns, parish registers, probate records
  • Where next? Putting flesh on the bones of the family tree

Full detail are available on The Guardian website.