What’s On in 2019

Over 180 Fam­ily His­tory Lec­tures, Cour­ses, Walks & Talks, in­clud­ing:

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - READER STORY -

Some­thing for ev­ery­one pas­sion­ate about fam­ily his­tory. Open to all - non-mem­bers wel­come.

Trac­ing Your North­ern An­ces­tors: The North East & Cum­bria for Fam­ily His­to­ri­ans Satur­day, 2 Fe­bru­ary 10:30-13:00 (£20.00) Does your fam­ily his­tory seem to be lead­ing you to the far north of Eng­land? You are not alone. The stories and his­tory of the north­ern coun­ties are key ar­eas for many peo­ple. Seek­ing to trace their an­ces­try back through gen­er­a­tions, re­searchers of­ten find the trail takes them north, some­times right through it.

Keith Greg­son gives a fas­ci­nat­ing in­sight into the world in which our an­ces­tors lived. He be­gins by giv­ing us an overview of the his­tory and her­itage of the re­gion - of Northum­ber­land, Ty­ne­side, Durham, Wearside, Tees Valley and Cum­bria. He will then help you find a va­ri­ety of records that are avail­able for your fam­ily tree re­search.

A half-day course with Keith Greg­son. Get­ting the Best Use of On­line Cat­a­logues Satur­day, 2 Fe­bru­ary 14:00-17:00 (£20.00) Si­mon Fowler is a pro­fes­sional re­searcher, who wants to help you be bet­ter at get­ting in­for­ma­tion, find­ing those notes from oth­ers but not re­ly­ing on them. Si­mon is an ex­pert at this. He spends many hours each day try­ing to make sense of on­line cat­a­logues - easy to use but bizarrely or­gan­ised - and the dreaded CALM soft­ware used by lo­cal record of­fices.

In this prac­ti­cal work­shop, Si­mon Fowler wants to help you ef­fec­tively use search en­gines and on­line cat­a­logues as you search for records to help you with your fam­ily his­tory. Dur­ing the af­ter­noon he of­fers tricks and short cuts to help you find your an­ces­tors, if not ex­actly in dou­ble­quick time, then a lit­tle more ef­fi­ciently.

The work­shop in­cludes prac­ti­cal ex­er­cises and re­search as­sign­ments, so please bring your lap­top or tablet. This work­shop is not suitable for any­one who is not con­fi­dent us­ing the web.

A half-day course with Si­mon Fowler. One-hour Talks (£8.00) Wash­day Blues, Char­women and Wash­er­women | 13 Feb Lon­don and the Span­ish Flu | 14 Feb

Find­ing Fred: The Story of City of Lon­don’s Police Blitz Pho­tog­ra­pher | 27 Feb

The Chang­ing Face of the East End | 28 Feb

Maps for Fam­ily His­to­ri­ans | 13 Mar Half-day Cour­ses (£20.00) Trac­ing Es­sex An­ces­tors | 9 Feb

Draw­ing Charts & Trees by Hand as a Re­search Tool | 9 Feb Trac­ing Fam­ily His­tory in Canada | 16 Feb

Get­ting the Best from the An­ces­try Web­site | 23 Feb

Liv­ing & Work­ing in Early Mod­ern Berk­shire: Us­ing Pro­bate In­ven­to­ries & Hearth Tax Records | 23 Feb

Trac­ing An­ces­tors in Wales | 2 Mar

Trac­ing your Ital­ian An­ces­tors – Fun­da­men­tals & Fun Stuff | 23 Mar For in­for­ma­tion on fur­ther events, please visit our web­site, or con­tact us for a copy of our full 2019 events pro­gramme. Mem­bers of the So­ci­ety of Ge­neal­o­gists re­ceive a 20% Dis­count on events.

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