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Weekend Course - Essential Sources for Family Historians

Friday 12th October 2018 - Sunday 14th October 2018

 A weekend course ideal for beginner's and those with some experience. It is to be held at The Institute in Canterbury. It is also a great opportunity to learn about new topics, obtain research advice and meet fellow family historians and course tutors and use the library facilities.


5.45 pm Welcome Registration and an Orientation Tour of the Institute
6.15 pm Supper
7.00 pm Using Ancestry and Findmypast - how to search the records of general registration and census returns.
9.30 am Parish Registers 
11.30 pm How to build a pedigree from 19th century sources
1.00 pm Luncheon
2.00 pm parish chest
4.00 pm Use of library
6.00 pm Supper
7.00 pm Wills and how to read them
9.30 am Free or discussion with experts, or making more use of the library
11.00 Palaeography Tutorial in deciphering handwriting in old documents essential for progress back to the 17th century
1.00 pm Luncheon
2.00 pm Practical Excerise
4.00 pm Summary & Depart

We recommend that those who are able bring their laptops.

Price and Booking

Rate : £255.00
Student Rate : £210.00

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