What Cannot be Done Online - A Half-day Course on 30 July

Genealogy is now a very popular pastime/hobby/obsession and there are many commercial (as well as non-commercial) providers offering transcriptions, indexes and digitised records online.... but it's not all online!! There are hundreds of thousands of sources which are hidden away in our nation's archives, libraries and other repositories. It's time to get out of your office and 'get your hands dirty'! In this session, Kirsty Gray will highlight some of the sources which have not been made available online, how to locate them and the fascinating information which can be gleaned.

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Echoes of the Crimean War in London - A Guided Walk on 29 July

The Crimean War, which was also referred to as the War with Russia by contemporary commentators, took place during 1853-1856 between Russia and the Ottoman Empire and the British, French, and Piedmont-Sardinians. In this walk you will be introduced to a variety of connections with the conflict, some obvious and some not so, which can be found within a small area of Westminster extending from the boundary with the City of London via the Embankment to Waterloo Place. Some of the principal personalities involved in the war can be found in the National Portrait Gallery which can be visited independently either before or after the walk; a list indicating the location of the portraits will be provided.

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