Saturday, 15 June 11:00-13:00 - Walk: Historic Regents Park: Royalty & Roses

Take a stroll around this royal park and discover the stories behind its Regency terraces, London Zoo, the Open Air Theatre and, of course, the rose gardens. This former hunting ground was developed in 1811 to house the Prince Regent's summer villa, and we will take in some of those grand villas designed by  John Nash as we hear tales of architecture, famous residents both human and animal, the first mosque in London and the home of the US Ambassador....

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Don’t Believe everything you’re Told & Documenting your Family History - Course on 8 June

This course will consist of two talks:

Don’t believe everything you’re told!  (Problem solving and how we can get over the Brick Walls)

What type of problems can occur, why they may occur and how we can get over them?

The lecturer will discuss the many false leads we can be given from the common documents relating to vital events in our ancestor’s lives.  She will show researchers how errors come to be made and how we can get over some of those ‘brick walls’.

Documenting your family history Or ‘How to get all your stuff organised!

Jane will discuss the basic principles and importance of good record keeping. Looking at the different ways of documenting, organising and presenting your findings, she  will discuss sources types, primary, secondary, questionable!  Why should we record our sources, what is a reference, citation etc?

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