SoG will attend the Migration Museum’s Family History Day on 2 November

At the Migration Museum’s Family History Day, visitors will have the chance to find out more about genealogy and archival research, experience interactive installations on British history, hear from experts and social historians, and explore their own history at a series of stalls and workshops – leaving inspired and empowered to continue their research independently.

A selection of activities taking place include:

–  Talks from a range of celebrities and experts, including Robert Rinder, TV presenter and star of a popular recent episode of Who do you think you are?; Roger Kershaw of The National Archives; and Else Churchill of the Society of Genealogists who will speak on Tracing your Twentieth Century Ancestors (15:30-16:15)
– “Ask-the-expert” photograph dating with National Trust
– Find out about researching family histories from London Metropolitan Archives and local history groups and organisations
– An installation illuminating the history of black Britons with the Black Cultural Archives
– Search for relatives who served during WWI and WWII with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
– Expert advice on specialist family research from the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain, the Society of Genealogists and more
– Interactive artworks and installations, including a 10-foot migration stories ‘flotilla’
– Food and drinks from refugee and local social enterprises

A full listing of events can be found on the Migration Museum website

When: Saturday, 2 November 10:30-4:30pm

Where: The Migration Museum at The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7AG. View the map

Cost: Tickets cost £5.80, including admission to all talks and workshops as well as an opportunity to visit the Migration Museum’s Room to Breathe exhibition. Tickets can be booked through eventbrite.

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