Nunhead Cemetery Open Day, Saturday 19 May 2018, 11am-5pm

The Society of Genealogists will be having its usual stall at the Nunhead Cemetery Open Day on Saturday 19 May 2018.  Nunhead Cemetery is located in London SE15, near Peckham Rye, and is one of the most attractive of London’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ Victorian Cemeteries, with 52 acres of woodland habitat and views across London to St Paul’s Cathedral.  The Open Day is a popular annual event, with tours of the cemetery, chapel and crypt, as well as various stalls and homemade refreshments....

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Family and Local History Sources in the Borough of Ealing - A One-hour Lecture on 2 May

The London Borough of Ealing, covering a large area in West London, was named Queen of Suburbs in 1902. During its history it has incorporated other boroughs, often those with an industrial character in contrast to Ealing's chiefly residential nature. In this talk, Dr Jonathon Oates surveys Ealing’s history and looks at the material held for local and family historians...

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Understanding a Birth Certificate, How Difficult Can It Be?- A One-hour Lecture on 25 April

We all take the simple birth certificate for granted, but there’s more to look at than most of us think. In this talk, Anthony Marr explains the hidden information appearing in plain sight on a certificate and how to fully decode this most basic of family history sources. Anthony also covers the often misunderstood additions of declarations, corrections and re-registrations...

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