How Our Ancestors Died - A Half-day Course on 1 November

In this presentation you will learn about some of the diseases and incidents that caused our ancestors' deaths, and why they are so different from those that affect us in the modern world. You will hear how doctors in the past struggled to understand and treat disease, and the aspects of life in the past that increased the likelihood of an early death. There will also be an introduction to some of the less well-known sources that can help you find out about the deaths of named people in your family tree.

A half-day course on Saturday, 1 November, 2-5pm with Dr Simon Wills. Cost  £20.00/£16.00 SoG Members, places should be pre-boooked, either online or by telephone: 020 7553 3290. Do you have  question? email the events department.

Dr Simon Wills is the author of the title, How our Ancestors Died (Pen & Sword). Copies are available from the society's bookshop.