Friday, June 06, 2008

Welcome - IHGS

Welcome - IHGS: "The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies (IHGS) was the first centre for Family History Studies. Founded in 1961, it offers a wide range of courses on family history, heraldry and related historical subjects. With its formidable library and collections of manuscripts and research facilities, it was brought to Canterbury's Northgate and housed in fine medieval buildings by Cecil Humphery-Smith.

Apart from its highly acclaimed correspondence course, now available online and by post, the Institute offers a selection of day, evening and weekend courses, all of which can be enjoyed purely as a means of extending personal knowledge of family history, or with the intention of taking the Institute's examinations and gaining recognised professional qualifications."

website updated

Biography of an Ancestor Competition - IHGS: "Winners!"

The top nine entries are now available online below. Some of the illustrations have been removed due to copyright issues.

The Winner: William Gush - Portrait Painter by Mrs Dee Helmore

The Runner-up: James Willing Junior by Pamela Willing

Other shortlisted entries were:-
Walter Aitchison: His Life by Paul Wigmore
The Story of Ward Swale by Will Swales
A Portrait of Robert Newstead by Jane Swan
And When He Died Strong Men Wept by Virginia Sylvester
No Ordinary Man - Richard Bryant by Patricia Atkins
Alfred Bayles by D.E.A. Tompkins
John Timbrell Milward Pierce by Anna Markham

The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies
79-82 Northgate
Kent, CT1 1BA
Tel: +44 (0)1227 768664
Fax: +44 (0)1227 765617


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