How our Ancestors Died - A half-day course on 12 October

For family historians, it isn’t just about finding a date of death for an ancestor. It’s also about the cause of the person’s death, the location and any treatment.

Dr Simon Wills discusses some of the diseases and incidents that caused our ancestors' deaths. He explains why those causes are so different from ones that affect us in the modern world.

He covers:

How doctors in the past struggled to understand and treat disease;
The aspects of life in the past that increased the likelihood of an early death;
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, 12 October (2-5pm) with Dr Simon Wills. Cost £20.00/£16.00 SoG Members. Places should be pre-booked, through our website or by telephone: 020 7251 8799 (Tue-Thu & Sat). Do you have a question? email the events department. 

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