Second-hand Books Sale – Starts Tuesday 15 March 2016

Visitors to the annual Who Do You Think You Are? Live! Show will know that, since the Show moved to the NEC in Birmingham, the Society has been unable to take its second-hand books stall along.

As a result, this year, we will be holding our sale of surplus and ex-library stock at the Society’s premises in London.  The sale will start on Tuesday 15 March and will run until the end of April, or until everything has gone, whichever is sooner.  We have amassed quite a large number of books, magazines and pamphlets over the past two years, so come early and grab yourself a bargain!

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My Ancestor Made Hats - A One-hour Lecture on 9 March

Where did you get that hat? Where did you get that tile? 

Until the advent of the motor-car, no-one was ‘properly dressed’ without their hat be it topper, flat cap, wideawake or bowler and many of our ancestors were responsible for making those hats.   

This one-hour lecture explores the history of the manufacture of hats from felt, the silk top hat, straw hats from Luton and Bedfordshire to the hatting town of Stockport - as well as fashionable confections produced by milliners.

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Tracing Living Relatives - A Half-day course on 5 March

Do you want to find living relatives? Why would this be important in your research? Not know how to set about it? What sources, websites and research techniques will help you to track them down? Illustrated with a case study, this talk will give you lots of ideas and many of the answers.

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