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Treasures Tuesday (4th May 2010) Rare Finds

This week’s Treasures Tuesday instalment focuses on rare finds within the Society’s extensive collections. The example given is a very rare 400 year old parchment detailing the execution of Sir Walter Ralegh. Click here to find out more.

Family History for Beginners & Refreshers – full-day course Saturday, 19 May 2012

A series of four talks aimed at beginners to genealogy who have little prior knowledge of the basic sources. It is also suitable for those who wish to refresh their skills and learn how to access the records and their indexes online. Each session will provide a background to the records and demonstrate how they can be used to their best advantage through the internet.

10.30-Getting Started: Civil Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths
11.45  Tea/coffee
12.00  Census returns 1841-1911
1.00  Lunch (not provided)
2.00  Church registers and their indexes
3.30 Tea/coffee
3.45 Probate records

5:00 Finish

with Dr. Geoff Swinfield, £30.00 /£24.00 SoG members, must be pre-booked, through our website or telephone: 020 7553 3290. Do you have a question? email the Events department.

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Treasures Tuesday (27th April 2010) Ration Books and Identity Cards

This weeks Treasures Tuesday instalment focuses on Ration Books and Identity Cards. To find out more, click here.

Nunhead Cemetery Open Day on 15th May 2010

We are having a stall at the Nunhead Cemetery Open Day again this year.  It’s on Saturday 15 May 2010 from 11 a.m. to 5p.m.  See for details.

Treasures Tuesday (20th April 2010) Diaries and Personal Papers

This week’s Treasures Tuesday is focusing on the diaries and personal papers that can be found in many of the collections. You can learn an awful lot about what life was like for our ancestors through personal papers and diaries. 

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