Society of Genealogists Events & Courses 1-8 May 2013

There is still space on the following Events which will take place at the Society of Genealogists in May:

(use the Events and Courses panel to the right of this page or the Books and Courses tab at the top of the screen to book a place)

1 May 14:00 Whitechapel 1600-1800


Based on the lecturer’s book, Whitechapel 1600-1800: a Social History, this is a very useful and interesting talk for anyone who had ancestors living in the area
A one-hour lecture with Derek Morris £6.00/£4.80

4 May 10:30-13:00 Publishing to the Kindle for the Busy Genealogist


You don’t just have to be a consumer of Kindle content, you can publish your own material too, and you don’t have to be a best-selling author to do it! This practical tutorial looks at the process of publishing your own content to the Kindle, the various ways you can do so and the benefits you might enjoy as a result. It also describes the other types of material available with reference to examples of interest to the busy genealogist.
A half-day course with Geoff Young £17.50/£14.00

4 May 1400-17:00 DNA Tests & Heredity for Family Historians


This half-day course will look at many aspects of genetics which are applicable to the study of family history. It is suitable for those who have no prior knowledge of the subject. This course will introduce the inheritance of genetic factors. It will explain how these produce physical features and hereditary diseases which can be traced through our pedigrees. We will also consider how the inheritance of genetic material and its changes or mutations can provide tests for genealogists to identify the population, family or even an individual from whom they descend. It will show how DNA tests are chosen and performed and illustrate with case studies what they can and can’t tell us.
With Dr Geoff Swinfield   £17.50/’£14.00

 

 

 

8 May 14:00 What's New at Familysearch


The familysearch.org website is the largest family history website in the world, with billions of names across hundreds of collections - and more are added monthly. The website this past week has undergone major enhancements. Learn what new major databases have been added, how to find this information, and how to best use the new site.
A one-hour lecture with Sharon Hintze, of the London Family History Centre £6.00/£4.80

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