Old Photographs: History, Restoration and Caring for your Collection - A Half-day Course on 2 May

This course will look at the history of photography, identifying some of the early formats and how photography was used to record our social history – actual examples will be brought along to aid identification.  We will then look at some of the problems occurring with old photographs including advice on repairs etc.  In the final section we will look at how to care for our collections from simple photograph albums to archival storage such as that used by museums and libraries, and also advice on framing. 


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Stage 2 Skills Course - Thursday Evenings from 30 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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Hackney History in Context: An Overview - A One-hour Lecture on 29 April

An overview of Hackney history for those whose school history has left gaps that need filling. Sean Gubbins has been leading Hackney history walks for 10 years and in this talk Sean will be exploring the wider backdrop to Hackney’s history. So if you don’t know the difference between a parish and a puritan or a Tudor and a turnpike all will be made clear in this talk.

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