Family History Skills Course: Stage 3 – 10 Weeks on Thursday Evenings Start 15 September

You have mastered all the basic skills needed to research family histories. You have even managed to break down some brick walls. Now you would like to take your knowledge and your skills a bit further. The Society of Genealogists’ Stage 3 set of evening classes does just that. You’ll learn about the information that lies in the less well known documents and you’ll get a chance to put your skills to use in practical exercises.

Who is this course for?
Stage 3 is designed for those with experience of genealogical research and the basic research records. It is suitable for for students wishing to take the IHGS exams.

What will the course cover?
The British overseas

Intestacy, probate and tracing missing partners

The application of genetics and DNA testing for family history

Immigration to England

Chancery and other Equity Courts

Ecclesiastical Courts

Manorial records, customs and tenure

Land and estate documents

Researching before parish registers

Debrief of research assignments

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Family History Getaway: Victorian London Family & Social History - 5-9 September

Join us at the Society of Genealogists for a Family History Getaway Week. The Society is hosting this five-day programme in its Library in London. You can attend talks and workshops to find out how London Victorian families lived and how London’s social issues and local history affected their lives.Then, as part of the programme, explore the books, documents and records in our Library and Catalogue to further research on your family tree.Sixteen workshops and talks, help using our Library and lunch included in the cost.

Have you found the basic records that show where your family lived in London? Do you have an idea of the jobs they did? Perhaps you have even found the streets they lived in. But life in Victorian London was extraordinary. It was already a major world city. The wealth it produced and expended was incredible. The poverty and appalling living conditions in some areas was shocking. Your Victorian ancestors were also living in an era of rapidly developing science, transport, politics and industry. So what was it like to live in Victorian London? This Getaway Week focuses on Victorian London families: how they lived, the issues they faced, their daily lives in the context of the social and local history of London.

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