Tracing Your Northern Ancestors: A half-day course on 7 February

The North East and Cumbria for Family Historians 

In this half-day course we will look at the far north of England, which is a key site for family historians. Many researchers, seeking to trace their ancestry back through the generations, will find their trail leads to the north or through it. Keith Gregson will look at the history and heritage of the region - of Northumberland, Tyneside, Durham, Wearside, Tees Valley and Cumbria - and give a fascinating insight into the world in which our ancestors lived. He will introduce a variety of records that are available for genealogical research, from legal and ecclesiastical archives, birth and death certificates to the records of local government, employers, institutions, clubs, societies and schools.

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Free Lunchtime Lectures at the Society of Genealogists in January & February

The Society will host three half-hour “Lite Bites” lunchtime lectures

These free Wednesday lectures will be given by experts from the Society of Genealogists, and are for anyone interested. You do not need any specialist knowledge in order to attend.  Come and enjoy an interesting talk, and still have enough time to get back to your desk. Lectures run from 1pm-1.30pm. You are welcome to bring your lunch (bottled water also allowed) we provide tea & coffee afterwards. 

Wednesday, 28 January  Lunchtime Lecture: Starting your Family History
Cover the basics with this short introduction to useful websites, sources and techniques that will get your started on your own Who Do You Think You Are? journey, with Else Churchill

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