Discover your Family History Part 1

Are you intrigued who your ancestors really are?


Why take this course?

This course is for anyone who has a genuine interest in finding out about their family history but is unsure where to start. 

What you will experience

During the course you will be supported by a tutor to begin an online search safely, using the latest online databases and websites such as Scotland's People.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Where you can study
Subject area

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but a basic knowledge of computers/IT would be beneficial.

What you need to know

Additional costs

The cost of 40 credits for Scotland's People website is included in the course fee. Any additional credits required will be in addition to the course fee.

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

Upon completion of this course, you can continue onto Part 2 at North East Scotland College if you wish.



Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Aberdeen City Campus

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
31 October 2019 4 Weeks Thursday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm £69.00
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Online bookings

If you would like to book your place online, please complete the relevant form by selecting the ‘Book Online’ button. This will then be passed to our Admissions team who will process your application.

Paper bookings

If you would prefer to submit a paper booking form, please return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.