Family History Getaway: Genealogy in the 21st Century - An intensive Course 16-20 April

Spend a week on your family history with the Society of Genealogists. The SoG is hosting a five day intensive genealogy programme in its library in London. Family history research is constantly changing, the most obvious being the technological advances in computers, hand-held devices, software, social networking and DNA testing.

Family history research has come a long way since the days of paper stuffed into cabinets and binders. Record-keeping is easier and faster than ever before, allowing us to spend less time organising our records and more time doing research. Leading experts will familiarise you with developments in the genealogy community.  There will be time each day to concentrate on your own research as use of the Society's extensive genealogical library is included in the course...

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History of the London Charterhouse - A One-hour Lecture on 7 February 2018

The Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348. Founded as a burial ground for victims of the Black Death, a Carthusian monastery was built on the site which prospered for 160 years until it was dissolved by agents of King Henry VIII.  A grand mansion was built from monastic ruin inhabited by some of the most notable Tudor figures of the day.  But it was in 1611 that Thomas Sutton purchased the site and established the country’s most significant charity which still bears his name...

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