Family History Events

Buckinghamshire Family History Day

When: Saturday 29th July 2017
Where: The Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury HP21 7NH
Info: The day when all of the Society’s research libraries will be available in one place, including the Buckinghamshire names database, containing well over five million entries taken from parish registers, wills, census returns and many other documents. The database is fully searchable – come along and let us help you track down that elusive ancestor.
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Wills and How to Read Them

When: Saturday 19th August 2017
Where: Canterbury, Kent
Info: Wills are a wonderful source for genealogists – they can give you not only family relationships but also an idea of how our ancestors lived and even who they liked or disliked. The course will show you how wills can help you research your family, how to find them and their associated documents and practical advice on how to interpret the handwriting.
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Lanarkshire Local and Family History Show

When: Saturday 2nd September 2017
Where: Motherwell Concert Hall, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB
Info: Scotland’s largest family history event.
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Bristol and Avon Family History Fair

When: Saturday 9th September 2017
Where: Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG
Info: Bristol and Avon FHS will be inviting Family History Societies, Local History Societies and Museums as well as the Record Offices/Archives and commercial exhibitors.  
There will be a series of talks including “a beginners guide to your family history”.
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Dyfed Family History Fair

When: Saturday 16th September 2017
Where: St Peter’s Civic Hall, Carmarthen SA31 1JT
Info: The Dyfed Family History & Genealogy Fair aims to help anyone researching their genealogy and family history. Experts on the stands will offer advice and guidance on many different aspects of this absorbing pastime. In addition there is a programme of speakers for which there is no charge..
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London Family History Show

When: Sunday 24th September 2017
Where: Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher
Info: Run by the organisers of the Yorkshire Family History Show the London event is attracting exhibitors and family history societies from all over the UK.
You don’t have to have London Ancestors to come to this fair – they can be from anywhere in the country! Everyone is very welcome and there will be lots to see. There is plenty of parking and refreshments are available all day. Tickets will be £4.80 at the door.
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Army Ancestors Workshop

When: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Where: Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8TH
Info: Learn which sources can help you uncover the history of your ancestors in the army.
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Essential Sources for Family Historians – Weekend Course

When: Friday 29th September 2017 – Sunday 1st October 2017
Where: Canterbury, Kent
Info: These weekend courses are structured around the Correspondence Course syllabus. Originally designed for students on the course they are now available to all and are a great opportunity to learn about new topics, obtain research advice and meet fellow family historians and course tutors and use the library facilities. A weekend course ideal for beginner’s and those with some experience.
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Oxfordshire Family History Fair

When: Saturday 7th October 2017
Where: Woodstock, Oxon OX20 1LP
Info: The Family History Fair will feature the usual assortment of visiting Societies, publishers, dealers in second hand books and postcards, and the like. The stands will be spread across both the Marlborough Enterprise Centre (MEC) Hall and the adjoining Sports Hall.
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How to Draw a Pedigree Tree Using Your Computer

When: Saturday 7th October 2017
Where: Canterbury, Kent
Info: The course will demonstrate how traditional pedigrees can be created using Microsoft PowerPoint and will be particularly attractive to those wishing to undertake commissioned work, students on the Correspondence Course in Genealogy and for those who want to correctly display their ancestral lines.
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Hampshire Family History Open Day

When: Sunday 8th October 2017
Where: The Everest Academy, Basingstoke
Info: Open to all, this year’s event will give you the chance to delve into the records and uncover the facts behind what happened in Britain while our soldiers were away at war. Discover who served on the Home Front. Take a look at those affected by evacuation, detained as prisoners of war and your relative’s day-to-day existence living with air raids and rationing. Look at what can be found in the 1939 Register.
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Family History: Beyond the Internet

When: Saturday 28th October 2017
Where: Canterbury, Kent
Info: This day school will introduce students to records commonly encountered prior to the early nineteenth century – many of which are not available on the internet. Many people progress quickly with their ancestry through the records of General Registration and the census but do not know what earlier sources are available and how to get the most from them.
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House History Workshop

When: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Where: Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8TH
Info: Find out which sources can help you uncover the history of your house and the people who used to live there.
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Family History Research 1800s-1940s

When: Saturday 18th November 2017
Where: Canterbury, Kent
Info: This course will discuss the records that we first come across as we research our family history and how we use them to trace our ancestry back and build a picture of our ancestors lives.
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