A History of London through Beer Goggles - A One-hour Lecture on 11 April

Fancy a pint and a ponder?

At your leisure, travel the streets of London. Occasionally stop to quench your thirst at one of London’s historic hostelries. Then continue along the well-trodden alleys and cobbled streets, used by Kings, Queens, Playwrights, Pirates and Ghosts. Don your Beer Goggles and see London in a different light.

Join author Cyril O’Brien as he uncovers stories of London’s past through some of the city’s oldest pubs...

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April 2019 Book of the Month -  Tracing Births,  Deaths & Marriages at Sea

Our April Book of the Month is discounted 20% 

All at sea finding the birth, death or even marriage of one of your ancestors? Well, perhaps the event did actually take place at sea. With chapters on civil registration, merchant navy, royal navy, passenger ships and special categories, this book will help guide you through the myth and fact of what records there are to help you discover the truth. not only are records for the British covered, but also australia, new Zealand, the united States and other former colonies.

The usual cost of Tracing Births, Deaths & Marriages at Sea is £11.99 and it is currently available to SoG members at the discounted price of £9.71 (£10.79 to non-members)...

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Parish Registers & Parish Chest Records for Family Historians - A Half-day Course on 6 April

Before the start of civil registration parish registers are the building blocks for building your family tree. As more and more parish registers become available online it is easy to think such research is straightforward, but is it? In the first session Karen Cummings focuses on the details of parish register research, looking at how legislation and historical events affected the keeping of parish registers and their content. She will also spend some time looking at best search strategies to ensure that you get the most from your searches and what other records may be available...

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