Military Historian Simon Fowler joins Pharos

Pharos Tutors.jpgI received the following press release from Pharos Tutors: 

Top military historian Simon Fowler joins Pharos’ roster of family history experts to lead a Pharos online course on researching military ancestors. Starting on 20 January 2009, the five-week course will look at the major resources available online and in record offices, such as The National Archives and the Imperial War Museum.

“I’m looking to forward to working with Pharos. Their courses and tutors are highly regarded,” said Simon, “Military genealogy is something which has really started to appear on the web over the past couple of years. And I think students on the course will be surprised by what they find.”

Simon has published many guides to researching military history, particularly on Army genealogy and the First World War, for The National Archives, Pen & Sword and Countryside Books: “In researching these books I have found many great resources which I have enjoyed sharing with readers.”  
He is also an experienced lecturer and tutor. “I’ve always enjoyed the interaction with students in lecture rooms, but it will be a fascinating challenge to recreate this buzz through chatrooms and forums.”

Pharos Teaching & Tutoring has been providing a unique way of learning about British and Irish family history – through online courses – since March 2006

Other Courses in Winter/Spring 2009:

  • 19 January – Become a Better Genealogist
  • 20 January – Military Men and Women: Records of Britain’s Armed Forces 1750 – 1920
  • 2 February – The National Archives Catalogue – Finding People
  • 10 March – Scottish Research Online
  • 20 March – Writing Your Family History
  • 16 March – Searching for Wills and Administrations in England & Wales
  • 23 April – Caribbean Family History
  • 5 May – Scotland 1750 – 1850: Beyond the OPRs

Pharos was the first British company to provide online family history classes aimed specifically at helping researchers with British and Irish ancestry Arrangements for courses are simple and flexible making it easy to get started, study in your own time without having to travel, get help from experienced teachers, and chat about family history with other students. Courses are aimed at beginners and experienced researchers alike. For more information on courses at Pharos, email -

3 thoughts on “Military Historian Simon Fowler joins Pharos

  1. Having done several courses with Pharos, I can recommend them most highly to anyone wondering whether or not to take the plunge. They provide ample, very good material and take the student through well thought-out exercises. There is also a very valuable opportunity to chat with other students and the teacher once a week. It’s surprising how many new things turn up during those chat sessions.

  2. My Father Denton Bryant was in the Navy during WWII, yet I cannot find any records on him, and he died in the VA Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 20, 1966. He was a diabetic and became one while in the service.Born Tennessee.
    Also trying to find war records on my Grandfather Marion Bryant Army WWI. Born 1895 and Died 1971 Ky. My Bryant Family tree seems to get lost after GGG-Grand father Hayne Bryant. Trying to learn where my Family came from. They never talked much of the Bryant past. I know some went to prison. I’m not ashamed they are my Family.

  3. Although my last name is spelled Bryan, the origninal family name is Bryant, for some unknow reason my grand father changed the spelling. My grand father’s brother was name Marion Bryant.

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