Family history events: September 2022


26 July 2022
Family history events, September 2022
With autumn in sight, we take a look at a selection of onsite and online events that genealogists can look forward to this September.


Heritage Open Days, 9 to 18 September 

Heritage Open Days, England's biggest free festival of history and culture, is back from 9 to 18 September. 

This year's theme is Astounding Inventions, as event partners share stories on everything from the industrial revolution to the inventions that power our daily lives, the legacies of local inventors to the quirky innovations we couldn't be without. 

See the programme and find events close to you here.

Open day at the Linen Hall, Belfast, 10 September

Drop in during European Heritage Open Day to meet staff and volunteers and learn more about Belfast’s oldest library. Runs 10am to 4pm. There will be free public tours of the library at 11am and 2pm. Book your place here.

The Linen Hall Library, 17 Donegall Square, Belfast BT1 5GB

The Family History Show, 24 September

The Family History Show returns to Kempton Park Racecourse with free talks, ask the expert sessions, stands from local and family history societies, plus exhibitors from around the UK and Ireland. Runs 10am to 4pm. 

Tickets £12 on the day, £8 booked in advance here.

Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road, Sunbury on Thames TW16 5AQ

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Scottish Indexes conference, 3 September

Would you like to learn how to trace your family history?Join Scottish Indexes at their September 2022 conference. You can discover more about your Scottish heritage and pick up tips from some of Scotland’s leading genealogists. For example, genealogist Chris Paton will present ‘Scottish Research Resources Before 1800’. More speakers will be announced soon. Visit Scottish Indexes.

Kilted Kulture, 10 September 

The topic for the latest Kilted Kulture talks will be Industry and Occupations with presentations by Justin Parkes on Scottish Steelworks and the Coal-fired Ironworks Industry, Stephen Clancy on The Lives of Paisley Weavers, Dr Irene O'Brien on My Ancestors was... (Researching Ancestors Occupations) and Neil Fraser of Historic Environment on Scotlands Industrial Collections

2pm uk time. Tickets $17 CAD. if you book all 4 you will be entitled to a free event on 15 October on ‘Pulling Your Family Story Together’

Book here.

Practicalities of a one-name study, 27 September

This five-week Pharos Tutors course with Julie Goucher is designed to enable students to explore the practical steps of maintaining and developing their one-name study through a variety of mediums and to give some context to the various considerations they will need to explore. It is expected that students for this course will already have a one-name study or surname study registered, or will have identified a surname to register and begin working upon.

Five-week course cost £54. Book here.

DNA Bootcamp, starts 28 September

Equip yourself with the DNA know-how you need for family history. Family Tree’s DNA Bootcamp, chaired by Michelle Leonard, will help you gain a solid understanding of your DNA test results, DNA match lists and so much more. The eight-week DNA Bootcamp comprises weekly learning sessions, giving you new knowledge and step-by-step advice.

Tickets £90/ £55 Family Tree subscriber. Book your place here.