Counting the People: Census Returns Online - A One-hour Lecture on 15 November

A census of England and Wales has been taken every ten years since 1801 and the surviving records now form one of family history’s key resources. The schedules for the years 1841 to 1911 are now easily accessible online but finding our ancestors isn’t always as easy as we like. Based on more than thirty years experience of working with census returns, this talk will introduce some essential  techniques for searching online databases and will provide some vital clues to help you track down your elusive ancestors.

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Traces of Pimlico’s Past - A One-hour Lecture on 18 October 2017

Bounded on three sides by rivers, this district of London has changed its name, its character and its location over ten centuries. A careful study of Pimlico's topography reveals medieval market gardening and an abbot's holiday home, Georgian docks and distilleries, a canal with no boats, Florence Nightingale's industrial uncle, and social changes brought about by wars and a railway station.      

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Using Mind Mapping for Genealogical Problem Solving -  A half-day Course on 14 October 2017

Since Tony Buzan coined the term back in the 1970s, Mind Mapping has grown in popularity, mainly in education and business. Recently Mind Mapping has cropped up as a technique to help genealogists, thanks to the efforts of Ron Arons. This talk recaps how Mind Mapping works, takes a peek at the burgeoning market for Mind Mapping software tools, and looks at using Mind Mapping to help solve tricky genealogical problems.

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