Tracing your Ancestors through Local History Records - A One-hour Lecture on 29 March

Most of us who have been involved in researching our ancestors have a couple of centuries or more worth of names, dates and places, but these are merely the bare bones of ancestral history. Working on the basis that 'No man is an island' to quote poet John Donne, we can learn more about them by examining their surroundings. What was life like in the places associated with them - the schools, churches, workplaces, villages or towns? What events did they witness, talk about or which shaped their lives? An examination of local history resources can go a long way to understand more about their lives, but there are also pitfalls which may ensnare the unwary. This talk examines the relevant sources and how to make the most of them.

A one-hour lecture on Wednesday, 29 March (2pm) with Dr Jonathan Oates, cost £8.00/£6.40 SoG members. Places should be pre-booked, through our website or by telephone: 020 7553 3290. Do you have a question? email the events department.