The National Archives has carried out innovative scientific and archival research into the will of one of the world’s greatest ever playwrights: William Shakespeare.Read more
Spend a whole week on your family history with the Society of Genealogists. The Society is hosting a five-day genealogy programme in its Library in London. Attend workshops and talks that focus on finding your London ancestors and understanding how they lived. Then, as part of the programme, explore the books, documents and records in our Library and Catalogue and have personal consultations with our Help and Advice Team looking at your family tree. Fourteen workshops and talks, help using our Library and lunch included in the cost.
London has been a major world city for centuries. Your ancestors may have come to London to do business, to learn or follow a trade, to sell goods, to work in service or as a labourer working on new buildings or the new roads and railways. Immigrants to Britain often started their new lives in London. Even if your family comes from somewhere else in England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland, it’s highly possible that some members lived in London at some time. Picking up the threads of your ancestors’ lives and joining them up with the rest of the family can be challenging.Read more
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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