Family tree courses and talks - autumn 2021


16 August 2021
University Children's Hospital, Vienna- children learning geography in the hospital school. Photograph, 1921.. Credit- Wellcome Collection
On-site genealogy courses, meetings and talks to help you expand your family tree this autumn.

History, her story, our story, their story, 8 September

Part of Gloucester History Festival, this talk from Gloucester Archives takes place at Gloucester Guildhall from 7pm to 9pm. The event is the culmination of a project where Gloucestershire Archives worked jointly with Fresh Air Foundations and photographer Vanley Burke as well as local artists, schools and members of the community to use community answers to the question, “When was the first time you saw a person of a different ethnicity to you?” to build their black history archive and using this question to inspire their creative responses and create collaborative artworks.

Families in British India Society Conference: Researching Families in British India, 24-26 September

The Families in British India Society are running an event in Oxford, to support research into families involved in India during the period of British involvement. The event includes aspects of family, social and professional life in different periods, follow-up tutorials and 1:1 advice on research sources and methods. The conference is open to members and non-members. Venue: Mercure Hawkwell House Hotel, Iffley, Oxford. Visit FIBIS for the various delegate packages and price options.

Huguenot Footsteps walking tour, 26 September

Meet outside Christ Church, Spitalfields in London at 2pm for a 90-minute talking tour to discover the history of the Huguenots in this part of London. Donations £10 per person. Book by e-mail.

Diss Family History Group, starting 20 October

Diss Family History Group has announced a return to its in-person group meetings this autumn at Diss Bowls Club at Fair Green, Diss. Speakers have been booked for October and November and you can find out more at Diss Family History Group website.

(with thanks to the Family History Federation, who included the above in their newsletter)


Those who served seminar, 23 October

This Guild of One-Name Studies seminar, rescheduled from August, explores the stories of our ancestors who undertook military service, whether press-ganged, patriotic or penniless. The stories span Napoleonic times through to the 20th century and the event runs 9.30am-5pm. Register here.

Stock Village Hall, Common Road, Ingatestone CM4 9NF

Richard III: Coming home, until 31 October

A world-famous late 16th-century portrait of Richard III forms the centrepiece of a new display which also includes the Yorkshire Museum’s collections associated with the king such as the Middleham Jewel, Ryther Hoard and Stillingfleet boar badge.

The Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, Museum Street, York YO1 7FR; website.

West Indian Soldier, until 31 October

The National Army Museum in London presents a special exhibition exploring the role of West Indian soldiers in the British Army. Encompassing more than 300 years of history, it tells the story of the recruitment and role of West Indian servicemen and women in the British Army, the experiences of British soldiers and officers in the Caribbean, and their combined service in various military campaigns.

Entry is free, book online at the National Army Museum website.

QUICK LINK: Online talks for autumn