Week 5 of the course returned to sources, and considered how local and general histories can flesh out your family tree.
As followers of this blog are only too well aware, this is something that I always emphasise. Mention was made, not only of printed histories, but also of maps, photographs, newspapers and a range of different types of directories.
As in previous weeks, this was only a brief overview of the different types of sources available, and I must admit that I’d have found it much more useful if the videos had actually given a close up view of the document under discussion, rather than showing someone looking at it. But on the whole, this was quite a useful week.