The 18th Century History and Archives of East London - A Half-day Course on 19 January

Develop a much better understanding of the lives and occupations of East Enders in the 18th Century.  Derek Morris offers a detailed analysis of a wide range of archives. He places particular emphasis on the Sun Fire Office insurance policies, the land tax, freemasonry and the 1750s tax on silver and carriages. The information from all these sources challenges the stereotypical association of East London with poverty, crime and anarchy. Derek shows how we now have a much better understanding of the importance of the local industries and networks to the economy of London and overseas trade...

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Start Right: Starting your Family History at SoG -A One-hour Lecture on 9 January

Are you just getting started with your family history? Find out where to start, the sources you can use and what you can do online.

In this one-hour talk for beginners, Else Churchill introduces the key sources for family history research and some of the most important websites. Else also shows how to use the Society of Genealogists’ Library to help you to get the best out of your research...

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