Shopkeeper Ancestors - A one-hour lecture on 2 October

‘We are indeed a nation of shopkeepers’, declared Benjamin Disraeli, with Napoleon’s jibe in mind. So no surprise if you have found hard working, entrepreneurial shopkeepers on your family tree.

Sue Gibbons helps you to find out all about them, including:

Sources that can tell you about a trade and what it involved;
Occupational hazards and working conditions;
How to find out about the shop itself - what it looked like both inside and out;
Specialist libraries, museums and other institutions, local studies libraries and history societies;
Local, national and trade newspapers and directories;
Apprenticeship, education and trade associations;
Where stock was bought and how it was delivered;
Insurance, tax and court records.

A one-hour talk on Wednesday, 2 October (2pm)  with Sue Gibbons, FSG. Cost £8.00/£6.40 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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