Strathclyde Institute for Genealogical StudiesAbout Us

Bringing together world leading expertise to develop the genealogy community. 

Strathclyde Institute for Genealogical Studies (SIGS) is an exciting new initiative launched by the Centre for Lifelong Learning. The Institute has been established to bring together a growing network of individuals and organisations to share knowledge and build a thriving academic genealogy community for all.

Delivering the very best in genealogical education and creating a world leading centre of excellence is at the heart of the Institute's ethos.

We work closely with colleagues across the University and within SIGS, to ensure the latest knowledge and research findings are incorporated into our course content, ensuring we continue to deliver fresh and continually evolving learning pathways suitable for beginner through to expert. 

By growing our partnership network with organisations and professional bodies from around the globe, we are able to explore ideas and share best practice to help progress many of the projects we are involved in. 

Our team of tutors and staff underpin the work that we do and bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our courses, research and partner projects. 


Whatever stage you are at with your research, wherever you are in the world, we have something for everyone...all you need is an interest in family history.

We offer online, flexible learning pathways delivered by our expert tutor team, ranging from short courses and free MOOCs through to a postgraduate degree in Genealogical Studies and a PhD in History with Genealogical Studies. Find out more about our study pathways. 


Our team of professional genealogists are at the forefront of documentary and genetic genealogy research, ensuring our course and degree content is continually refreshed with the latest innovative thinking and research findings. Learn more about our research.


Are you interested in being a part of our community? We work with a growing range of individuals and organisations, sharing knowledge, developing ideas, and working collaboratively. If this sounds like something you would like to learn more about, please get in touch. 

Discover your past, research your family history, and connect with our community today.