A History of London through Beer Goggles - A One-hour Lecture on 11 April

Fancy a pint and a ponder?

At your leisure, travel the streets of London. Occasionally stop to quench your thirst at one of London’s historic hostelries. Then continue along the well-trodden alleys and cobbled streets, used by Kings, Queens, Playwrights, Pirates and Ghosts. Don your Beer Goggles and see London in a different light.

Join author Cyril O’Brien as he uncovers stories of London’s past through some of the city’s oldest pubs...

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Parish Registers & Parish Chest Records for Family Historians - A Half-day Course on 6 April

Before the start of civil registration parish registers are the building blocks for building your family tree. As more and more parish registers become available online it is easy to think such research is straightforward, but is it? In the first session Karen Cummings focuses on the details of parish register research, looking at how legislation and historical events affected the keeping of parish registers and their content. She will also spend some time looking at best search strategies to ensure that you get the most from your searches and what other records may be available...

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Moving Forward: How to Bring your Research up to Date & Find Living Relatives-Half-day Course 30 Mar

Have you found the 20th century full of obstacles to tracing your family history? Antony Marr, professional genealogist and ex-registrar, looks at moving your existing family research forward through this difficult century. Antony offers help in looking for lost family and missing relatives, using the records of civil registration, probate, electoral registers and other online searches. He also looks at methods of research, and the ethical and practical issues you may encounter in more sensitive areas....

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