Military History on the Internet - a half-day course on 18 July with Simon Fowler

The talk will look at the major sources for researching military genealogy online looking at the major sources, particularly those provided by Ancestry, Findmypast and The National Archives as well as some of the less well-known websites maintained by enthusiasts. We will look at sources for all three services and cover the period from the eighteenth century to the 1960s. Course members are encouraged to bring details of servicemen and women they are researching to be used as examples during the afternoon.

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Walk: Historic Smithfield (City of London)  8 July2015

In this walk of historic Smithfield, we hope to visit not only Smithfield Market, but also see the exterior of the Charterhouse, St Bartholomew’s Hospital; the magnificent church of St Bartholomew the Great; Giltspur Street; Church of the Holy Sepulchre (inside if possible) Old Bailey Christchurch.

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My Ancestor was an Army Tradesman -  a one-hour lecture on 10 June

How many Family Historians have gazed at a set of Soldiers Papers (either Attestation or Discharge) or looked at campaign medals and wondered, what on earth is a CS & SS, and what does it mean? Or even more recently, what is a CFN, who was he, what did a Litho Artist do all day during his Army career? Where was the training done? Do some jobs such as a Sniper count as an Army Trade?

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