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Don't Believe Everything You're Told And Documenting Your Family History

08/06/2019 - 08/06/2019

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Opening Times

Half-day course from 2 to 5 pm. Society of Genealogists Library and Archives are open from 10 am till 6 pm.

Admission

£20.00; discounted for Members of Society of Genealogists £16.00

Category

Events

Disabled Access

Full - please see our website for details.

Two basic need-to-know issues every family historian should understand. Jane Fox gives us advice and solutions so you don’t fall into the black holes of believing ‘facts’ and building a pile of disorganised records. First talk: Don’t believe everything you’re told! Jane gives advice on problem solving and how to get through brick walls. What type of problems can occur? Why might they occur? How can you get over them? Jane discusses the many false leads that common documents can give you, relating to vital events in your ancestors’ lives. She shows researchers how errors come to be made and how you could get through some of those brick walls. Second talk: Documenting your family history Jane explains how to get all your stuff organised! Why should you record your sources? What is a reference or a citation? Jane discusses the basic principles and importance of good record keeping. First, she looks at the different ways of documenting, organising and presenting your findings. Then she discusses the different types of sources: primary, secondary and questionable!

Venue & Organiser Details

Society Of Genealogists' Library And Archives

14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road

Islington

London

London

EC1M 7BA

United Kingdom


Society of Genealogists

020 7553 3290

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