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  • Company & Business Records for Family Historians

    Posted: 02/03/15

    Course to be held at the Society of Genealogists (SoG), Wednesday, 18 March 2015 14:00 - 15:00

    The potential information on our ancestors that may exist in the records of companies and businesses is considered. Ways of finding out about the existence of businesses from the 19th Century onwards are discussed, the means of locating where surviving records have been deposited are explored and major repositories for business records identified. Many examples of informative records are presented from online internet sources, libraries and archives.

    A course at the Society of Genealogists (SoG) with Eric Probert

    Places are limited so book your place now...for details and how to book, follow this link:

    http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/company-business-records-for-family-historians

  • Family Historian Software for Beginners

    Posted: 26/11/14

    Course to be held at the Society of Genealogists (SoG), Saturday, 6 December 2014; 10:30 - 17:00

    An overview of this popular and useful software, the only major genealogical software package designed and written specifically for UK users. Bring your questions along! This course is suitable for Beginners & Refreshers. A laptop is not required.

    A full-day course at the Society of Genealogists (SoG) with John Hanson.

    Places are limited so book your place now...for details and how to book, follow this link:

    http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/family-historian-software-for-beginners-2

  • How to get the Most from Family Pictures

    Posted: 26/11/14

    Course to be held at the Society of Genealogists (SoG), Saturday, 13 December 2014; 10:30 - 17:00

    This full-day course is a visual Power Point presentation that provides an in-depth guide to dating, analysing and understanding all types of family portraits, from inherited paintings, drawings and silhouettes, to Victorian studio photographs and 20th century snapshots. Accurate dating is essential when trying to identify and discover more about unlabelled family pictures and the course demonstrates how to establish an accurate time frame, using a variety of techniques and research tools. It also discusses the portrait tradition and considers the historical context in which artworks and, later, photographs were commissioned: what did these special pictures mean to our ancestors and how should we interpret them?

    A full-day course at the Society of Genealogists (SoG) with Jayne Shrimpton, author of the book of the same title. Copies available through the Society of Genealogists Bookshop

    Please note this course has been re-scheduled from its original date of 13 September.

    Booking details can be viewed at:

    http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/how-to-get-the-most-from-family-pictures-2/

  • Family History Getaway: Breaking Through Brick Walls (part1)

    Posted: 04/09/14

    Course to be held at the Society of Genealogists (SoG), Monday-Friday, 8-12 September 2014, 10:30-17:00

    Spend a week on your family history with the Society of Genealogists. The SoG is hosting its five-day extensive genealogy programme at its Library in London. This intensive course will concentrate 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. A week-long intensive course, includes a sandwich lunch. A full programme can be found here.

    The course will be led by Else Churchill, Genealogist at the Society of Genealogists and members of the lectures and education team.

    Details of the course and how to book your place can be located at: http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/family-history-getaway-breaking-through-brick-walls-part-1/

  • London During World War I

    Posted: 27/08/14

    Course to be held at the Society of Genealogists (SoG), Wednesday, 3 September 14:00-15:00

    Spend a week on your family history with the Society of Genealogists. The SoG is hosting its five day extensive genealogy programme in its Library in London. This intensive course will concentrate 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.A week-long intensive course, includes a sandwich lunch. A full programme can be found here.

    The course will be led by Else Churchill, Genealogist at the Society of Genealogists and members of the lectures and education team.

    Details of the course can be located at: http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/family-history-getaway-breaking-through-brick-walls-part-1/

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