The Society of Genealogists will be at Nunhead Cemetery Open Day - Saturday 20 May

Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, London SE15 (open 11-5)

Once again, the Society will be having a stall at the popular Nunhead Cemetery Open Day in Camberwell, South-East London. Consecrated in 1840, Nunhead Cemetery is one of the “Magnificent Seven” Victorian cemeteries built around London in the 19th century.  It may not be as well-known as some of its counterparts (such as Highgate), but it is widely considered to be the most attractive, with its woodland grandeur and Gothic atmosphere.  Notable inhabitants include Sir Charles Fox (the civil engineer who built the Crystal Palace), Sir George Livesey (civil engineer and philanthropist), and Thomas Tilling (the omnibus proprietor).

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Tracing Family Who Were In, or Cared by, the Salvation Army - A Half-day course on 13 May

Do you have ancestors that were cared for by the Salvation Army? Or do you have people on your family tree that worked for the Army? Here's an opportunity to find out where the Salvation Army's records are and what they hold.

Steven Spencer, Archivist of the Salvation Army, tells us about the Salvation Army's history and the archives held by the Heritage Centre. He covers:

- Looking at the records for Salvation Army officers (ministers), soldiers (members) and employees;

- How to access the archives.

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