Thursday, December 07, 2006

January 2007 Courses at the Society of Genealogists, London

Bookings are now being taken for the January events listed below. You can
find more information about these by visiting:
where you can also book online through our secure website.
To book by telephone, please contact the Events Co-ordinator at 020 7553
3290 or email:

Lori Weinstein, Events Co-ordinator

Careers in Genealogy: Publishing and Writing
Saturday 6 January 10:30am-1pm

Examples of how writers have made their interest in history and genealogy a
full or part-time career
A half-day course with Garrick Webster. (15/12 GBP)

BT27 and Other Online Passenger Lists
Saturday 6 January 2pm-5pm

This course will be looking at the BT27 digitisation project (outward bound
passengers lists 1890-1960), content and usefulness of the records, plus a
look at other passenger lists available.
A half-day course with Stephen Rigden. (15/12 GBP)

Debts, Debtors, Bankrupts (and Bigamists)
Wednesday 10 January 2pm-3pm

We will be looking at the wealth of family history information contained
within the records generated by those who fell into debt in the 18th & 19th
centuries. Causes and remedies will be examined as well as why bigamy was
sometimes a result.
A lecture with Ian Waller. (5/4 GBP)

Maps for Genealogy
Saturday 13 January 10:30am-1pm

This illustrated talk will look at the wide variety of maps (both digital
and paper) and how they might help us in our family history researches.
Topics as diverse as surname, railway and ordinance survey maps will be
A half-day course with Liz Carter and John Hanson. (15/12 GBP)

Guidelines and Standards- How to avoid mistakes in Genealogy
Wednesday 17 January 2pm-3pm

A lecture with Peter Bailey. (5/4 GBP)

Fanfare for the Common Man: Records of the Poor
Saturday 20 January 10:30am-5pm

We will look closely at the poor laws, provision of welfare, settlement and
removal and life of the rural poor, the evolution of the workhouse from the
16th to the 20th centuries and what life was like for the inmates, and
attitudes towards child labour in the late19th-early 20th centuries.
A full-day lecture with Dr. Pamela Horn, Peter Higginbottom and Peter Park.

Writing up your Family History
Wednesday 24 January 2pm-5pm

Why and how to write up your family history: how to plan, organise and
write your once-in-a-lifetime master work.,and the challenges and pitfalls
to be expected.
A half-day course with John Titford.. (15/12 GBP)

State Papers, Not for You? Think Again
Thursday 25 January 2pm-3pm

State papers domestic series contain the names of thousands of people who
needed to correspond with government - not just the wealthy and elite. We
will cover details of our ancestor's lives as described in the printed
calendars & original documents, concentrating on the period of James
I-George III (1603-1782).
A lecture with Helen Osborn. (5/4 GBP)

Beginner's Course
Saturday 27 January (2 days, concludes Saturday 3 February). 10:30am-5pm

This is an intensive two-day course aimed at beginners to genealogy or
those who wish to refresh their skills. It looks at the world of family
history, civil registration records and other nineteenth-century sources,
along with wills and church registers. The use of computers and the
Internet is discussed as appropriate.
(Two) full-day courses with Geoff Swinfield and Audrey Collins. (50/40 GBP)

Using Custodian Software
Wednesday 31 January 2pm-4pm

A tutorial for using the latest version of Custodian genealogy software.
With Alec Tritton. (10/8 GBP)

Lori Weinstein, Events Co-ordinator


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