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Higher Certificate in Genealogy

The Higher Certificate in Genealogy is required for a candidate to proceed to higher professional qualifications.

Candidates do not have to have submitted themselves for examination at the Certificate level in order to be eligible to sit the Higher Certificate.The Correspondence Course in Genealogy prepares students for The Higher Certificate Examination.

A basic understanding of social and economic history at local and national levels, historical geography and demography will be required. Students should have a good knowledge of the main record repositories and principal record sources, and should have developed a sound technique in genealogical research. At this stage, the student must be capable of accurate extraction of data from original documentation covering a wide range of record sources. This will require a knowledge of palæographical hands as well as basic Latin as found in record sources, and the ability to read documents quickly and accurately to abstract the relevant material.

Sample Papers

The Higher Certificate in Genealogy is examined in two parts. Part 1 is made up of the marks that the candidate achieved by continuous assessment for Correspondence Course assignments. Part 2 is by written by examination. Both parts need to be passed to achieve the Higher Certificate in Genealogy. The pass mark is 60%.

Part 2 consist of two papers, both two hours duration. Paper 1 is theory based and paper 2 is a practical paper. Both papers need to be passed to achieve the Higher Certificate in Genealogy.

» View a sample paper for the Higher Certificate In Genealogy Paper 1

» View a sample paper for the Higher Certificate In Genealogy Paper 2

For details of the fees for enroling for the examinations please contact registrar@ihgs.ac.uk