Stage 2 Skills Course - Thursday Evenings for 10 weeks - starts 21 April

The Society of Genealogist's successful family history skills course continues with a second set of evening classes to develop your research and genealogy knowledge. Our team of professional genealogists present a carefully designed curriculum to develop your skills.

Who is this course for?
Stage 2 is designed for those who already have some experience of genealogical research and are familiar with the basic records (General Registration, the censuses, directories, parish registers and bishops' transcripts and wills).

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Second-hand Books Sale – Starts Tuesday 15 March 2016

Visitors to the annual Who Do You Think You Are? Live! Show will know that, since the Show moved to the NEC in Birmingham, the Society has been unable to take its second-hand books stall along.

As a result, this year, we will be holding our sale of surplus and ex-library stock at the Society’s premises in London.  The sale will start on Tuesday 15 March and will run until the end of April, or until everything has gone, whichever is sooner.  We have amassed quite a large number of books, magazines and pamphlets over the past two years, so come early and grab yourself a bargain!

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My Ancestor Made Hats - A One-hour Lecture on 9 March

Where did you get that hat? Where did you get that tile? 

Until the advent of the motor-car, no-one was ‘properly dressed’ without their hat be it topper, flat cap, wideawake or bowler and many of our ancestors were responsible for making those hats.   

This one-hour lecture explores the history of the manufacture of hats from felt, the silk top hat, straw hats from Luton and Bedfordshire to the hatting town of Stockport - as well as fashionable confections produced by milliners.

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