Stage 3 Evening Skills Course - A 10 week course starting 3 September

Our stage 3 course will stretch students of all abilities and, above all, will be an entertaining and enjoyable experience along with helping you to become a knowledgeable family historian. Classes will include a practical element with assignments and is suitable for students wishing to take the IHGS examinations. Please note that you do not need to have attended course stages 1 and 2, if you are familiar with the content. Please see our full programme for more information.

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Family History Getaway:Genealogy in the 21st Century - A week-long intensive course 7-11 September

Spend a week on your family history with the Society of Genealogists. The SoG is hosting a five day intensive genealogy programme in its library in London. Family history research is constantly changing, the most obvious being the technological advances in computers, hand-held devices and software updates. 

Family history research has come a long way since the days of paper stuffed into cabinets and binders. Record-keeping is easier and faster than ever before, allowing us to spend less time organising our records and more time doing research. Leading experts will familiarise you with developments in the genealogy community as well as help you to learn more about changes on major family history websites; data storage; keeping email and data secure; updates on genealogy software and much more. There will be time each day to concentrate on your own research as use of the Society's extensive genealogical library is included in the course.

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Huguenot Museum, Rochester - Official Launch

Britain’s first museum of Huguenot history opened its doors to the public in May following a £1.5 million development project. Rochester’s newest museum tells the story of the Huguenots, their persecution in France, escape to Britain and the trades, crafts and skills they brought with them

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