How Oral Histories can Give your Family Tree an Extra Dimension

Do you ever wish you’d asked your grandparents more questions about their earlier lives? Even those of us with quite large photo collections from the early 20th century typically don’t have anything to listen to. It would be the little things that I’d like to hear about – the walk to school, their first movie at a cinema, their first day at work. We are extremely lucky, here at the SoG, to have two people who know a lot about oral history collections coming to give a talk on Wednesday 19 September...

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Tracing Cambridgeshire Ancestors - A Half-day Course on 1 September

When you think of Cambridgeshire you perhaps picture the University, the fens or the RAF / USAAF airbases of World War Two. In this half-day course, Robert Parker introduces the rich collection of family history records for Cambridgeshire, held online or through libraries, at the Cambridgeshire Family History Society and the Cambridgeshire Archives. Robert explores all these records in the context of the social and local history of the County...

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