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My Ancestor Came From Devon: Those That Stayed And Those That Went

10/08/2019 - 10/08/2019

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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

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Events

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Full - please see our website.

Find out more about the county of Devon, and how to find your ancestors – whether they emigrated to other places or stayed in the area. Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, Plymouth Hoe, the Mayflower, or Devonshire cream tea – there’s lots to learn about Devon. Apparently as far back as Roman Britain, it was the home of the Dumnonii Brittonic Celts, but you’re probably more interested in 18th and 19th century life. Jane Ferentzi-Shepard briefly looks at the decline of industries, such as fishing, mining and farming and how people moved away. However, many people stayed, with the arrival of the railways and the rise of tourism. Jane looks at: - The resources available for family history research; - Where to find the resources; - How to use the records; - Why some people left Devon and others stayed.

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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