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Finding & Using: Parish Registers
19/04/2014
CAMBRIDGESHIRE COLLECTIONS ROOMS
As part of the Cambridgeshire Family History Society’s Saturday talks, you’ll have the chance to find and use parish registers in piecing together your family history. 
 
The Scottish Association of Family History Societies 25th Annual Conference
26/04/2014
CARNEGIE CONFERENCE CENTRE, MOTHERWELL
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the event that will see many leading figures and societies in Family History in Scotland.  The event is part of the “Homecoming Scotland” programme, which has received National lottery funding and other sponsorship.  
 
The SAFHS have made full use of the facilities at the new Carnegie Conference Centre, with three lecture theatres for a broad cross-section of talks, workshops for the 10 guest speakers and even a children’s workshop. You’ll be able to speak to professional genealogists in the “Ask the Experts” area, as well potting your way around the numerous standholders occupied by ‘trade’ and Family History Societies exhibitors. 
 
Guest speakers include Association of Genealogy Researchers Ian Waller (Author and genealogist), and David Holman (Chairman of The Family Fair History Society). Tickets are £32.
Unlocking Your Past
26/04/2014
HOLIDAY INN, SCOTCH CORNER, DARLINGTON
Tel: 01748 850900

 

The Cleveland, north Yorkshire & South Durham Society welcomes beginners and experienced family historians to their 15th Family History Day. The event provides some exciting guest speakers, most notably Eve McLaughlin, with 60 years experience as a professional genealogist. 

An introduction to family history
29/04/2014
SURREY HISTORY CENTRE
Tel: 03456 009 009
The first of six workshops making family research easy. Professional genealogists and archivists will be available to lend their expert advice over the duration of the workshops. 
 
Records of the Goldsmiths Company
30/04/2014
Society of Genealogists

In this one-hour lecture with David Beasley, you’ll be introduced to the Worshipful Goldsmiths Jewellers – one of the Great Twelve Livery companies of London. The librarian will discuss the company’s library collections, which include over 8,000 books and is also responsible for the company’s archives.

Poor Law Records & What it was like to be Poor
03/05/2014
Society of Genealogists

Celia Heritage & Michael Gandy will look at a wide range of records you are likely to find that could shed some light on your ancestor’s lives, using records created by both the parish poor system and the post 1834 workhouse system.

Poor Law Records & What It Was Like to be Poor
03/05/2014
Society Of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings Goswell Road London EC1M 7BA
Tel: 020 7553 3290

In this half-day course with Celia Heritage and Michael Gandy you’ll learn how to get the most out of Poor Law records. The course will also delve into the post-1834 workhouse system. Tickets are £20.

Every Map Tells a Story
07/05/2014
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF WALES
Tel: 01970 632 800

Huw Thomas, head of the Library’s Non-print Materials Section, will hold a lunchtime lecture to discuss how maps can provide an understanding of particular events.

Family History Fair with Lectures
10/05/2014
PUDSEY CIVIC HALL, LEEDS

The annual family History Fair includes an extensive lecture programme with speakers Dr Paul Carter (The National Archives & British Association for Local History) and Rebbeca Probert (Author of Marriage Law for Genealogists) already confirmed.

History of Bromsgrove
12/05/2014
BROMSGROVE METHODIST CENTRE
The family history group covers the Bromsgrove and Stourbridge areas of North Worcestershire, with links to many local and family researchers Worcestershire and across the Midlands. Julian Hunt is the speaker for the day.