Friday, 4 May 2012

IHGS family history residential course

The latest newsletter from the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies ( has details of a residential course that it will be running in August:

Grow Your Family Tree
6th August 2012 - Residential Course

This residential course welcomes beginners to the subject of family history but even the experienced will benefit. All the sources needed to have a good grounding in family history will be discussed focusing on both original documents and online sources. Practical experience is gained with the help of a simulated genealogical exercise and research time in the library alongside individual advice and guidance.

The full fee includes all meals and accommodation, which is provided at a local guesthouse, and there will be plenty of free time to make use of the Institute's library or explore the medieval splendours of the city. Day attendees not requiring accommodation are also welcome.

4.45 Tea and Registration
5.00 Introduction and Tour of Library
6.00 Supper
7.00 Family Sources

9.15 General Registration
10.45 Coffee
11.15 Census Returns
1.00 Buffet Luncheon
2.00 Pedigrees
2.30 The Elephant Hunt
4.30 Tea
5.00 Free time in Library
6.00 Supper
7.00 I'm Stuck!

9.15 Parish Registers
10.40 Coffee
11.15 More Elephant Hunting
1.00 Buffet Luncheon
2.00 Parish Chest Part 1: Parish Officers
3.30 Tea
3.50 Parish Chest Part 2: The Poor
5.00 Library Time
6.00 Supper
7.00-8.00 Free or Library Time

9.15 Wills & Probate
10.45 Coffee
11.15 More Elephant Hunting
1.00 Buffet Luncheon
2.00 Palaeography
4.00 Tea
4.30 Library Time
6.00 Supper
7.00 Elephant Hunt Solution

9.15 Military Records: An Introduction
11.00 Coffee
11.30 Census Substitutes
12.30 Buffet Luncheon
1.30 Future Study & Closing address

Library time is arranged, so do bring any notes you may need on your own research. For those who do not wish to use the library the time may be used to explore the historic city of Canterbury or to relax in our walled garden.

The price for the course is £480.00. Day attendees are welcome at a reduced rate of £240.00.

The closing date for bookings with accommodation is 1st July 2012. The closing date for bookings with no accommodation is 1st July 2012.

To book a place visit

(With thanks to the IHGS)


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