Tracing Your Northern Ancestors: A half-day course on 7 February

The North East and Cumbria for Family Historians 

In this half-day course we will look at the far north of England, which is a key site for family historians. Many researchers, seeking to trace their ancestry back through the generations, will find their trail leads to the north or through it. Keith Gregson will look at the history and heritage of the region - of Northumberland, Tyneside, Durham, Wearside, Tees Valley and Cumbria - and give a fascinating insight into the world in which our ancestors lived. He will introduce a variety of records that are available for genealogical research, from legal and ecclesiastical archives, birth and death certificates to the records of local government, employers, institutions, clubs, societies and schools.

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My Ancestor was an Engineer - a half-day course on 31 January

Throughout history many of our ancestors would have been involved in the various branches of engineering (civil, electrical mechanical etc) All branches made a significant contribution to the development of the country and employed a large number of people. The session looks at the records and other information available to help flesh the bones of our engineer ancestors. A half-day course on Saturday, 31 January

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