In the first part of this course includes a series of cautionary tales for family historians, each designed to show how easy it is to make wrong assumptions or to draw inaccurate conclusions - in short, to bark up the wrong family tree. The focus will be on British genealogical sources, but the examples presented here will be based upon the presenter's experience as a professional genealogist working for clients on both sides of the Atlantic.Read more
We will look at errors in primary & secondary sources, which when picked up, can send your family history research down the wrong path. The lecturer will also discuss the fine art of concealment and self-deception of past researchers when creating a family tree and the limitations of the researcher , both professional and non-professional.Read more
Do you have ancestors that were cared for by the Salvation Army? Or do you have people on your family tree that worked for the Army? Here's an opportunity to find out where the Salvation Army's records are and what they hold.
Steven Spencer, Archivist of the Salvation Army, tells us about the Salvation Army's history and the archives held by the Heritage Centre. He covers:
- Looking at the records for Salvation Army officers (ministers), soldiers (members) and employees;
- How to access the archives.Read more
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