Tracing your Yorkshire Ancestors - A Half-day Course on 29 April

Many of us have ancestors that lived and worked in Yorkshire. The county has played a significant role in Britain's history. Your ancestors may have been coal miners, workers in the steel or cutlery industry or drawn to the area because of the jobs available in the textile factories.

It isn't always straightforward to know where to look when you want to understand what their lives were like. John Hanson and Sue Gibbons aim to help you in this half-day course. John covers sources for Yorkshire records, including those that are now online. Sue covers the sources you can find in the Society of Genealogists' Library.

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Family History Getaway: Irish Ancestors & Irish Lives - A Week-long Course, 5-9 June

Join us at the Society of Genealogists for an Irish Family History Getaway Week. The Society is hosting this intensive five-day programme in its Library in London. You can attend talks and workshops to find out how to trace your Irish ancestors, and the resources that are available, including new collections and developments. Then, as part of the programme, explore the books, documents and records in our Library and Catalogue and have personal consultations with our Help and Advice Team looking at your family tree. Fifteen talks, help using our Library and lunch are included in the cost.

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