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  • Visit: St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate parish church

    Posted: 19/07/13

    Visit arranged by the Society of Genealogists (SoG):

    Visit: St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate parish church, Tuesday, 6 August 12:00-13:00

    A one-hour tour - cost 10.00

    St. Sepulchre is the largest parish church in the City of London, and has an important history dating back to 1137, and shares many historic links with the Old Bailey. Today, St. Sepulchre is best known as the National Musicians Church.

    Details of the visit can be located at: http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/visit-st-sepulchre-church/

  • Researching Publican & Brewery Ancestors

    Posted: 18/07/13

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

    Researching Publican & Brewery Ancestors, Saturday, 3 August 10:30-13:00

    A half-day course with Simon Fowler 17.50

    Until fairly recently the public house in its various guises was a centre of the community and inn-keepers were often respected figures locally. In addition, most towns and villages had a brewery or two providing beer to slake the throats of everyone from princes to paupers. This course will discuss the major sources you will need to use if you have a publican or brewer in your family tree. We will look at the changing nature of the tavern from the simple beer house to gaudy gin place. Unfortunately, there will be no free samples!

    Details of the course can be located at: http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/researching-publican-brewery-ancestors/

  • My Ancestor came from Somerset

    Posted: 18/07/13

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

    My Ancestor came from Somerset, Saturday, 3 August 14:00-17:00

    A half-day course with Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard 17.50

    Learn how to best trace your Somerset ancestors, both those that stayed and those that went.

    Details of the course can be located at: http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/my-ancestor-came-from-somerset/

  • Upstairs, Downstairs: My Ancestors Were in Service

    Posted: 01/07/13

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

    Upstairs, Downstairs: My Ancestors Were in Service, Wednesday, 10 July 14:00-17:00

    A half-day course with Ian Waller 17.50

    Many of our ancestors worked as domestic servants, some were employed in the “Big House” and some as glorified housekeepers to local artisans and tradesmen. There are no specific sets of records for domestic servants, but it is possible to piece together evidence from various records.

    Details of the course can be located at: http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/upstairs-downstairs/

  • Drawing up a Family Tree

    Posted: 30/06/13

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

    Drawing up a Family Tree, Saturday, 6 July 14:00-17:00

    A half-day course with Louise Taylor 17.50

    We will talk about uses of family trees, standard layouts and conventions, what to include and how to draw one up by hand. Software is mentioned as one means of generating trees and pedigree charts but the emphasis will not be on specific programs.

    Details of the course can be located at: http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/drawing-up-a-family-tree/

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