Traces of Pimlico’s Past - A One-hour Lecture on 18 October 2017

Bounded on three sides by rivers, this district of London has changed its name, its character and its location over ten centuries. A careful study of Pimlico's topography reveals medieval market gardening and an abbot's holiday home, Georgian docks and distilleries, a canal with no boats, Florence Nightingale's industrial uncle, and social changes brought about by wars and a railway station.      

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Using Mind Mapping for Genealogical Problem Solving -  A half-day Course on 14 October 2017

Since Tony Buzan coined the term back in the 1970s, Mind Mapping has grown in popularity, mainly in education and business. Recently Mind Mapping has cropped up as a technique to help genealogists, thanks to the efforts of Ron Arons. This talk recaps how Mind Mapping works, takes a peek at the burgeoning market for Mind Mapping software tools, and looks at using Mind Mapping to help solve tricky genealogical problems.

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October Discounted Books of the Month - with a Nonconformist Theme

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 theses and the start of the Protestant Reformation (and later English Reformation), this month three of our publications on nonconformist religions will be discounted:

My Ancestors Were English Presbyterians or Unitarians  

Alan Ruston’s comprehensive guide to researching into these two religious denominations focuses on providing the reader with specific record offices and libraries which best suit research into this area. Beginning with a history of Presbyterians and Unitarians in England, the book then serves as a thorough list of locations for the researcher to utilise. These locations cover England, Scotland, Wales, and the Isle of Man. There is a separate chapter concerning Ireland. Second edition, 2001. The normal price of this book is £4.95 and is now discounted to £4.45 (£4.01 for SoG members)

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