Genealogy Blog

Welcome to the EFO Genealogy Blog...an eclectic mix of news, views, information, random thoughts, advice, tips, wishes and periodic rants together with anything else we feel to be important for those who are researching within the counties of England!

  • Family History Getaway: Breaking Through Brick Walls (part1)

    Posted: 04/09/14

    Course to be held at the Society of Genealogists (SoG), Monday-Friday, 8-12 September 2014, 10:30-17:00

    Spend a week on your family history with the Society of Genealogists. The SoG is hosting its five-day extensive genealogy programme at its Library in London. This intensive course will concentrate on using techniques and resources, at the SoG and elsewhere, to tackle genealogical conundrums and take your family history further. However, there will be plenty of opportunity to concentrate on your own research as use of the Society's extensive genealogical library is included in the course and there will be opportunities for personal consultations with the tutors and members of the SoG's expert help and advice team. A week-long intensive course, includes a sandwich lunch. A full programme can be found here.

    The course will be led by Else Churchill, Genealogist at the Society of Genealogists and members of the lectures and education team.

    Details of the course and how to book your place can be located at: http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/family-history-getaway-breaking-through-brick-walls-part-1/

  • Heritage Open Days NATIONWIDE

    Posted: 04/09/14

    11-14 September 2014 Only:

    Explore heritage sites and buildings that are normally closed to the public or else charge for admission during Heritage Open Days, now in its 20th years. From village gaols to stately homes, there are thousands of places to visit - for FREE

    for details visit - www.heritageopendays.org.uk

  • London During World War I

    Posted: 27/08/14

    Course to be held at the Society of Genealogists (SoG), Wednesday, 3 September 14:00-15:00

    Spend a week on your family history with the Society of Genealogists. The SoG is hosting its five day extensive genealogy programme in its Library in London. This intensive course will concentrate on using techniques and resources, at the SoG and elsewhere, to tackle genealogical conundrums and take your family history further. However, there will be plenty of opportunity to concentrate on your own research as use of the Society's extensive genealogical library is included in the course and there will be opportunities for personal consultations with the tutors and members of the SoG's expert help and advice team.A week-long intensive course, includes a sandwich lunch. A full programme can be found here.

    The course will be led by Else Churchill, Genealogist at the Society of Genealogists and members of the lectures and education team.

    Details of the course can be located at: http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/family-history-getaway-breaking-through-brick-walls-part-1/

  • Tudor and Stuart Sources for Family History

    Posted: 14/05/14

    Course to be held at the Society of Genealogists (SoG):

    Tudor and Stuart Sources for Family History, Saturday, 14 June 10:30-17:00

    A full-day course with Else Churchill, Dr Colin Chapman, Dr Janet Few and Michael Gandy

    Cost: 28.00

    In this full-day course, we will look at not only the 17th Century sources available to the family historian, but also the impact of witchcraft on communities in this era, and to gain an understanding of how the written word evolved, and the basics of reading old handwriting in the 17th Century.

    Details of the course can be located at: http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/tudor-stuart-sources-for-family-history/

  • Indentured Servants in Jamaica and Barbados

    Posted: 13/05/14

    Course to be held at the Society of Genealogists (SoG):

    Indentured Servants in Jamaica and Barbados, Saturday, 7 June 14:00-17:00

    A half-day course with Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard

    Cost: 20.00

    A half-day course which will include a look at slavery and migration from the UK, Jamaica, Barbados and the United States.

    Details of the course can be located at: http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/indentured-servants-in-jamaica-barbados/

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