An Illustrated History of Barnet - A One-hour Lecture on 27 September

The issuing of a charter for a market in 1199 gave Chipping Barnet its name. The growth of the coaching industry in the seventeenth century gave Barnet High Street 45 pubs. And the town gave its name to a battle attended by three kings. Through drawings, maps and photographs we examine the rich history of Barnet from medieval times to the present.

A one-hour lecture with Rob Kayne, cost £8.00/£6.40

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The Family History Show at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey on Sunday 24th September 2017

We'll be at The Family History Show

Do come over for a chat with us, if you're at the Show. The Society of Genealogists is looking forward to attending The Family History Show at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey on Sunday 24th September 2017. 

Bring your questions and give us a challenge. Our experienced genealogists are really good at thinking of new avenues to explore to find that missing ancestor or a piece of information that you know should be available. Our society is the National Family History Centre and we are the UK-wide repository for family history documents and records. So, we have documents and items in our library that you might not expect to find. 

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Stage 2 Evening Skills Course - Starts 7 September and runs 13 weeks

The Society of Genealogist's successful family history skills course continues with a second set of evening classes to develop your research and genealogy knowledge. Our team of professional genealogists present a carefully designed curriculum to develop your skills.

Who is this course for?

Stage 2 is designed for those who already have some experience of genealogical research and are familiar with the basic records (General Registration, the censuses, directories, parish registers and bishops' transcripts and wills).

What will the course cover?

Techniques for localising the elusive ancestor

Army records before 1914

Auxilliary services and state employees

Royal Navy and Merchant Navy records before 1914

Education, Trades and Professions

Apprenticeship records and guilds

Records of the poor

Records of the 17th century

Research before Parish Registers

Genetics and DNA Testing for family history

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