So, Stirling Council Archives are offering a six week course on how to go about it, including hands-on experience of handling original documents. There will be six sessions between 17 April and 22 May 2012 and sounds like very good value to me. The sources they are covering will also be of interest to local historians so, if you have a pet local history project but don't know how to start, this might be for you.
You need to book by 30 March . The booking form with further information is attached.