My Ancestor was in the Fire Brigade - A one-hour talk on 17 February

 Ken Divall will outline Fire Brigade history in the UK, all Record Offices, Repositories Archives and Museums where there is Fire Brigade interest and accessed records, including personal papers where possible. There will be case histories of Firemen, also the Fire Brigades and services in WW1 and WW2, information about Volunteer and Industrial and Works Fire Brigades, Fire Insurance companies who in the early 18th Century ran and organised early Fire Brigades.

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Group Visit to Kings College London Archives: Family History Collections 19 Feb 2016

There are still some (limited) spaces on our visit to group visit to Kings College London Archives, to learn more about their family history collections. King College Archive holds a unique collection of institutional and research papers from the College and organisations which it has founded or with which it has merged, including King’s College Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ medical and dental schools and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.

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Free Lunchtime Lectures at the Society of Genealogists

With so many people tracing their family history it’s quite possible something may already have been published on the family you are interested in or a cousin may also be working on the line. Find out if anyone else is or has been researching the same family as you by looking at SoG online sources. Come learn more about what research may have been done before, and how to locate it, in our forthcoming lunchtime lectures:

Wednesday, 3 February  - Surname Searching: Society of Genealogists Pedigrees Online

Wednesday, 2 March - Surname Searching: Society of Genealogists Pedigrees Offline     

Both talks will start at 12pm (30 minutes in duration) with staff genealogist, Else Churchill.Suitable for beginners, as well as the more advanced researcher. Free of charge, but must be pre-booked, either online or by email.

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