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Events and dates for your di­ary

EAST Dis­sent and NonCon­for­mity 14 Au­gust

DISS METHODIST CHURCH, NOR­FOLK bit.ly/diss­si­mon 01603 763718 Si­mon Paw­ley speaks to Nor­folk Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety about re­search­ing an­ces­tors who may not have been a part of the es­tab­lished church. Mem­bers £1, non-mem­bers £2.

LON­DON Un­der­stand­ing and Us­ing the 1939 Reg­is­ter 1 Au­gust

SO­CI­ETY OF GE­NEAL­O­GISTS, CLERKENWELL bit.ly/us­ing1939 0207 553 3290 The 1939 Reg­is­ter of­fers up a snap­shot of the lives of ap­prox­i­mately 40 mil­lion peo­ple in Eng­land and Wales just af­ter the be­gin­ning of the Sec­ond World War. In this lec­ture John Han­son will ex­plain how fam­ily his­to­ri­ans can make the most of on­line ac­cess to this in­cred­i­bly use­ful cen­sus sub­sti­tute. £8 – book­ing re­quired.

MID­LANDS Visit to Dud­ley Ar­chives 21 Au­gust

ST PETER’S CHURCH HALL, PEDMORE bit.ly/dud­leytrip gensec@mi­d­anc.uk Mid­land An­ces­tors’ Stour­bridge Group is head­ing off on a be­spoke tour of Dud­ley Ar­chives, which will be led by head ar­chiv­ist Richard Lewis. Lo­cal his­tory ma­te­rial will be ac­ces­si­ble. Around £4 – book­ing es­sen­tial.

NORTH­ERN IRE­LAND The Great Wa­ter­shed – Belfast Be­fore and Af­ter the First World War 6 Au­gust


bit.ly/great­wa­ter­shed Roger Dixon, li­brar­ian at Na­tional Mu­se­ums North­ern Ire­land for over 30 years, will look at the im­pact of the First World War on the econ­omy and so­ci­ety of Belfast. Free – book­ing re­quired.

NORTH-WEST Bring a Fam­ily Heir­loom 1 Au­gust MARSHSIDE ROAD METHODIST CHURCH, SOUTHPORT bit.ly/fam­ily-heir­loom progsec@nmfhssouth­port. co.uk North Me­ols (Southport) Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety is invit­ing mem­bers and non-mem­bers to come and share their fam­ily heir­looms. Free. What Did He Die Of? Ex­plor­ing Causes of Death Af­ter 1837 9 Au­gust

UNITED RE­FORMED CHURCH, BRAMHALL bit.ly/ex­plor­ing­causes bramhall@fhsc.org.uk Sylvia Dillon will cover un­usual terms on death cer­tifi­cates, deaths that went to a coroner, death cer­tifi­cates dur­ing war, and other ways to es­tab­lish cause of death. £2 in­clud­ing tea/cof­fee.

SCOTLAND Get­ting Started with the Mov­ing Im­age Archive 14 Au­gust

KELVIN HALL, GLAS­GOW bit.ly/movin­garchive

0845 366 4629 The Na­tional Li­brary of Scotland’s Mov­ing Im­age Archive has been col­lect­ing and pre­serv­ing films since 1976. This work­shop aims to in­tro­duce you to the archive and share ex­pert ad­vice on search­ing the cat­a­logue. Free.

SOUTH-EAST Bark­ing Up the Wrong Tree 10 Au­gust


bit.ly/an­drew­stree John Tit­ford dis­cusses how easy it is to make wrong as­sump­tions when work­ing with ge­nealog­i­cal sources. Free for mem­bers, £2 for non-mem­bers.

Parish Reg­is­ters On­line 14 Au­gust BOURNE END COM­MU­NITY CEN­TRE, BUCK­ING­HAMSHIRE


so­ci­ety@bucksfhs.org.uk Parish reg­is­ters are the most im­por­tant re­source for fam­ily his­tory un­til the launch of civil reg­is­tra­tion in 1837. In this talk Peter Chris­tian will sur­vey the re­sources avail­able on free and com­mer­cial web­sites, and ex­plain how to find out if the reg­is­ters for a parish are on­line. £2 for mem­bers, £4 for non-mem­bers.

SOUTH-WEST Run the Block­ade: the Ca­reer of James Alexan­der Duguid, a Devon Sea Cap­tain 10 Au­gust KINGSKERSWELL COM­MU­NITY CEN­TRE, NEW­TON AB­BOT


01626 367794 The life and ca­reer of the English cap­tain who was the scourge of the US Navy’s At­lantic Blockad­ing Squadron dur­ing the course of the Amer­i­can Civil War. Free.

Trip to Bletch­ley Park 11 Au­gust

DOWNEND, BRIS­TOL bit.ly/bletch­leytrip trips@bafhs.org.uk The Bris­tol and Avon Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety is go­ing on a day trip to the home of the Sec­ond World War code­break­ers. £35 per per­son for travel and ad­mis­sion to Bletch­ley. Book­ing es­sen­tial.

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