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  1. How to draw a family tree diagram

    Presentation of family history research can sometimes be a sticking point – finding your own way of doing it satisfactorily can take some time.  The IHGS Director of Education, Les Mitchinson, has developed a system using Powerpoint to display a family tree, and runs regular courses at our headquarters in Canterbury on drawing up pedigrees.

    The next course is running on Saturday 16th June. To find out more and to book your place, click here.

  2. Next available course on compiling pedigree diagrams

    Due to popular demand, our sister organisation the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies is laying on a second course this year on How to Draw a Pedigree Tree.  This will take you through all aspects of pedigree compilation, using Microsoft Powerpoint.  This is set to be a really useful course to genealogists, providing an accessible and flexible way to display a family tree.

    This is running on Saturday 12th November, and further information on booking and payment can be found  here.

  3. Family tree design day workshop

    Genealogists will often grapple with the issue of how to display, in a correct and easy-to-follow way, their family history.  There are various computer programmes available, but few with the flexibility of a hand-drawn pedigree, where multiple spouses can be added easily, and generations expanded without a problem.

    If this sounds familiar, then a course run by our sister organisation the IHGS, may be for you. Running on Saturday 8th October, this day course provides everything you need to know about creating a family tree diagram in Powerpoint format, from creation, standard pedigree abbreviations, to printing the final product.  For more information, click here to find out more and book a place.

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