AD2846: Genealogy Sources and Techniques

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 60.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 12 x 1.5hr(s) Lectures; 6hr(s) Workshops (Practical workshop)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Dr David J. Butler, Department of Geography, and visiting lecturing staff as announced.
Module Objective: To engage students to the main concepts and strategies involved in genealogy sources, both traditional and online. A core focus will involve the assessment of genealogy sources and how to determine source types with applications in genealogy research, research and archives.
Module Content: This module will describe genealogy source typology; the building blocks of genealogical research. Students will learn how to differentiate between primary and secondary sources inherent in genealogy study. The course will teach students how retrieve genealogy sources in digital formats. This module will engage students in direct contact with primary source material available in archives and local repositories. Students will learn how to decipher the past through correct application of genealogical sources both primary and secondary.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Explore advance primary genealogy sources
  • Engage with manuscript sources
  • Apply source knowledge to a range of genealogical materials, letters, diaries, photographs, newspapers, articles, digital formats, websites, communications and archival records.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (End of semester Presentation of Annotated Primary & Secondary Source Methodology for Dissertation (750 words)).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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