Starting out on family history research? Find out where to start, the sources you can use and what you can do online. In this half-day course for beginners, Dave Annal introduces the key sources for family history research and some of the most important websites. He also looks at strategies and techniques to help you to get the best out of your research...Read more
Here at the Society of Genealogists, we’re dedicated to helping people find their ancestors and build their family trees. We find it a real pleasure to get them started on their search. As part of this, some of our workshops and talks are aimed specifically at those new to family history, like our upcoming course, Getting Started: Family History for Beginners on Saturday 23 June.
As I was reading the outline for this half-day course, I thought back to my own first steps in genealogy. Then I wondered how the staff and volunteers at the SoG had got started. Why did they begin? Did they find it really easy? Would a ‘getting started’ course have helped? So I launched a totally unscientific survey of some of our volunteers, members and staff...Read more
In this course, Dr Colin Chapman introduces the sources available in Northamptonshire, the SoG Library and elsewhere, that you can use to discover more about the lives of ancestors who came from Northamptonshire. He includes examples of religious and civil organisations that have existed in the County, and the numerous records created that are full of data on ancestors...Read more
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