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banner1 Making Contact: Surnames & Pedigrees Online and in the Society of Genealogists Library   Half day Course 27 April

Drawing up a Family Tree 300x294 Making Contact: Surnames & Pedigrees Online and in the Society of Genealogists Library   Half day Course 27 AprilOnce you’ve got back a few generations, one of the most important ways of making progress in your family history is making contact with others who have interests in the same surnames or perhaps even share some of your ancestors. Peter Christian will help you find what research may have been done before.

Else Churchill will give an overview of the various places within the Society of Genealogists Collections, both online and at the library, where genealogical research on families and surnames can be found. She will explain how the new look SoG website can help you find information on surnames and describe how to find material in print and in the  manuscript collections at the SoG.

 

A half-day course on Saturday, 27 April (10:30-13:00) with Peter Christian and Else Churchill. Cost £17.50/£14.00 SoG members. This course must be must be pre-booked and pre-paid, through our website or by telephone: 020 7553 3290. SoG members should enter the online shop after logging on to the MySoG section of our website. Do you have a question? email the events department.

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Little Italy: The Story of London’s Italian Quarter, a one-hour talk on 24 April

In the 19th century there grew to be such a concentration of Italians in one part of London that the area became known as “Little Italy”. Based on his book of the same name, Tudor Allen will talk about the fascinating story of the Italian quarter in Holborn from the time of the first Italian settlers up to the last days of the community in the late 20th century.

A one-hour lecture on Wednesday, 24 April at 2pm, cost £6.00/£4.80. This lecture must be must be pre-booked and pre-paid, through our website or by telephone: 020 7553 3290. SoG members should enter the online shop after logging on to the MySoG section of our website. Do you have a question? email the events department.

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London Parish Registers – Lecture on 17 April

londonPRlowres London Parish Registers   Lecture on 17 AprilWere your ancestors from London? Learn where the various parish registers are kept and how to best access them.

A one-hour lecture with Geoff Swinfield on Wednesday, 17 April at 2pm, cost   £6.00/£4.80 SoG members. This lecture must be must be pre-booked and pre-paid, through our website or by telephone: 020 7553 3290. SoG members should enter the online shop after logging on to the MySoG section of our website. Do you have a question? email the events department.

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Tracing European Ancestors from Beyond the Danube – a half-day workshop on 13 April

The session will mostly be of interest to those researching ancestry of families thought to have Polish, Hungarian, Slovak, Czech or Ruthenian/Ukrainian ethnicity.  The focus will be on how research in Eastern Europe differs from family history in the UK, Remote access to secular and religious sources, and databases.  Practical advice and experience of visiting and searching in local archives including Vienna Migration (by choice and obligatory). There will be emphasis throughout on the importance of addressing these topics in their local historical context. Please note we shall not be dealing with research into tracing victims and survivors of the WWII holocaust.

Case histories are welcome, please bring your own personal family questions along! For further information, please contact the events department.

Saturday, 13 April from 2-5pm, cost £17.50/£14.00 SoG members. This course must be must be pre-booked and pre-paid, through our website or by telephone: 020 7553 3290. SoG members should enter the online shop after logging on to the MySoG section of our website. Do you have a question? email the events department.

 

 

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SOG exterior 2 199x300 Family History Getaway: Breaking Further Through Brick Walls, a week long intensive course  8 12 AprilSpend a week on your family history with the Society of Genealogists. The SoG is hosting a follow-up to its very successful five day extensive genealogy programme in its Library in London. Attendees on this course are expected to have either attended the first Getaway held last September or to have a a good and practical knowledge of genealogical research using online databases, indexes and finding aids back into the early 1800s. This intensive course will concentrate on researching before 1837 and focuses on using techniques and resources, at the SoG and elsewhere, to tackle genealogical conundrums and take your family history further. However, there will be plenty of opportunity to concentrate on your own research as use of the Society’s extensive genealogical library is included in the course and there will be opportunities for personal consultations with the tutors and members of the SoG’s expert help and advice team.

Every day from 10:30-17:00, 8-12 April. Cost £198.00/£165.00 SoG members, includes lunch. This course must be must be pre-booked and pre-paid, through our website or by telephone: 020 7553 3290. SoG members should enter the online shop after logging on to the MySoG section of our website. For a full programme, email the events department.

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