Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Society of Genealogists events in London

The Society of Genealogists ( in London still has some spaces for the following events:

Sat 14 Nov 10:30-13:00 – DNA for Beginners
This course is aimed at beginners and will explain the three different types of DNA test that can be used as an aid to family history research: Y-DNA testing, mitochondrial DNA testing and autosomal DNA testing, and how it applies to family history research.
A half-day course with Debbie Kennett, Cost 20.00/16.00

Wed 18 Nov 14:00 – The 1939 Register: The Home Front from your Own Home
Findmypast family historian Myko Clelland will describe the 1939 register, one of the biggest family history record sets to be released in recent years. Learn the history behind the records, the details included within, the scope of the project to digitise them and all the search tips and tricks you need to be a 1939 expert!
A one-hour lecture, Cost 8.00/6.40 Note this is a late addition to our programme.

Wed 25 Nov 14:00 - My Ancestor was Catholic
We will learn more about how to use the wealth of historical records available to help you unlock your Catholic ancestors' past.
A one-hour lecture with Michael Gandy Cost 8.00/6.40

Sat 12 Dec 10:30-17:00 - Family Historian Software for Beginners and Refreshers
An overview of this popular and useful software, designed specifically for UK users. Bring your questions along. This course is suitable for Beginners and Refreshers. A laptop is not required.
A full-day course with John Hanson, Cost 35.00/28.00

Full details via the website.

(With thanks to Lori Weinstein via email)


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