Careers in Genealogy: Report Writing for Clients - A Live Online Half-day Course 26 September 2020

Considering becoming a professional genealogist and want to hone your skills? The report of the professional research undertaken is your "face" as far as a client is concerned.

Find out what needs to be included, what acceptable standards you will need to meet and the various presentation skills required.

The report is as important (if not more so) then the research...

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My Ancestor was Scottish -  A Live Online Talk on 5 September

Dave Annal helps us to find records of our Scottish ancestors. Most of the sources we need seem to be the same or very similar to their English and Welsh equivalents. However, Dave points out some important differences.

The key sources are familiar: birth, marriage and death records, census returns, church registers, and wills and testaments. You can visit Edinburgh to search for records at the National Records for Scotland. However, most of these records are now online, so you can find them and print them at home or in a library, a record office, or a family history society’s research centre. This talk is geared toward Beginners...

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Healthy Hilltop Hampstead - An Online Local History Virtual Walk - 3 September

One of London’s most picturesque and historic spots is explored on this virtual tour with London Blue Badge Tour Guide Diane Burstein. After coming to take the waters for their health people stayed and made this former farmland area into an elegant village just over 4 miles from central London. Many who came to improve their health were creative and we’ll see homes of the famous including artists and writers.

We visit an 18th century church with some notable burials, the highest point in London, a house which inspired the author of a well loved children’s story, some lesser known small museums, a former work house and the famous Hampstead Heath...

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