Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Reflections on Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2011

The Who Do You Think You Are show is over for another year. This was the fifth year that CAIS has been to the family history event but it was the first time our administrators, Craig and Angela, had attended. Now they have recovered, Angela has had time to reflect on her experiences.

She says 'Who Do You Think You Are Live was very busy but enjoyable. It was good to be able to discuss the online family and local history courses that we offer and to talk to people about their research and the archival sources that might help them go further.

We gave out around 2000 leaflets over the weekend and enrolled a number of people onto our courses. Since we returned to Dundee we have been dealing with the enquiries and interest generated by the show. We spoke to lots of different people such as families, people starting out researching their family history and experienced genealogists. Many people were specifically interested in our Heraldry module which is taught by members of the College of Arms, who also had a stand at WDYTYA, and House History which which will be developed by Nick Barrett who gave several sessions at the show.'

CAIS offers a full Masters degree in Family and Local History or a Postgraduate Certificate in Family and Local History. Taught by expert tutors, these are aimed at people wishing to add context or more detail to their family or local history research and for those interested in a career in genealogy. We also offer short courses for people who have recently begun their family or local history research. To find out more about the courses we offer please see our website, call us on +44 (0)1382 385543 or email

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