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  • Suffolk Record Office - New Opening Hours

    Posted: 20/09/14

    Message received via The Federation of Family History Societies:

    Dear Colleagues,

    We would be grateful if you could advise anyone planning a visit to any of the three Suffolk Record Office branches that we will be introducing new opening hours from Wednesday 1st October 2014. These are:- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9.30-16.30.

    We will be closed to the public on Wednesdays and Sundays but offering a full archive production service on Saturdays.

    Emails and telephone enquiries will not be answered on Wednesdays as staff will be working on improving catalogue information and digitising material prior to the development of a new website in 2015 which will improve access to online information and archival content. Further details about the background to these changes can be found on:http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/libraries-and-culture/culture-and-heritage/the-future-of-suffolk-s-heritage-services/ under the paragraph entitledDigitisation of Suffolk?s heritage collections.

    Thank you for your help.

    Kate Chantry

    Suffolk Record Office Manager

    Suffolk Record Office

    Culture, Sport, Libraries and Communities Adult and Community Services, Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Record Office, Gatacre Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2LQ

    Tel: 01473 263913

    E-mail: kate.chantry@suffolk.gov.uk

    www.suffolk.gov.uk

  • 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/

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