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Tracing Your European Ancestors: East And West

18/05/2019 - 18/05/2019

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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

Disabled Access

Full - see our website.

Join us for Julie Goucher’s half-day course and begin to understand how to add your European ancestors to your family tree. The history of Britain is full of stories about people arriving from Europe. Often they came as refugees, with few possessions. So, many of us face the challenges of tracing our ancestors back across a continent, frequently riven with war, famine and revolution. Session 1: Julie delivers a broad overview of research in Europe. A continent spanning more than 30 countries, subjected to wars, political unrest and border changes. Europe is a Continent with many languages, cultures and religions, all of which play a part in family history research. Julie looks at: The obstacles and pitfalls you may encounter; The major historical events that have had a marked effect on family history, especially the impact of the world wars and regional conflicts, border changes and movements of populations; The concept of researching European surnames and how it might link into European DNA projects. Session 2: Julie describes the key resources, some well-known and others less so, for researching European ancestry. They enable you to explore ancestral and family history sites. But they are also great resources for embracing the cultural, social, economic and political lives of your European ancestors. Julie covers: How to research in the historical context of the time; How to put your people in their place in their time; Why this is vital to your successful European research; How to bring your ancestors to life so that they become more than just names.

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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