Lost in London – course from The Society of Genealogists

Most genealogists with British ancestry will have, sooner or later, to tackle tracing London ancestry. This ten-week course covers how to use London archives and repositories to learn more about Londoner ancestors as well as how the geography of London affected their lives.

The course of ten 90-minute lectures starts at 1 pm ET on 6 September continuing each Tuesday for 10 weeks to 8 November. Most lectures will be recorded and available to students for two weeks. Find out more at https://societyofgenealogists.arlo.co/w/events/266-lost-in-london

The fee is  £200 with a discount to £160 for the Society of Genealogists Members.

Tuesday 6 September 2022
Stuck in London
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm BST
1 hour 30 minutes
Online
Else Churchill. The Genealogist at the Society Genealogists in London and has over 30 years of experience as a genealogist. Formerly a professional genealogical librarian and researcher, Else has worked for the SoG since 1994. She now leads on external liaison, representation, and communications; the Society’s education and publishing programmes as well as being the Society’s subject specialist.

Tuesday 13 September 2022
Charles Booth’s London Poverty Maps
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm BST
1 hour 30 minutes
Online
Inderbir Bhullar. Indy Bhullar is a curator at LSE Library where he works closely with Economics and Social Policy collections. He has spent many years investigating the Charles Booth archive which is held at the library. Much of his time is spent speaking to students, lecturers and anyone who takes interest in the collections (more often than not the Booth papers!) and bringing them to broader public attention.

Tuesday 20 September 2022
Family History Sources in the London Metropolitan Archive
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm BST
1 hour 30 minutes
Online
Tom Furber. Tom is an Engagement and Learning Office at London Metropolitan Archives, working to connect LMA’s collections with a range of users, including schools, adults, and community groups He has worked in Museums and Archives for the past ten years and enjoys sharing his fascination for London History with novices and experienced archive users alike.

Tuesday 27 September 2022
Family History Sources in the Parliamentary Archives
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm BST
1 hour 30 minutes
Online
The Parliamentary Archives collects, preserves and makes accessible the records of UK Parliament. We provide a records management service for the House of Commons and House of Lords and operate a free public archives service. Penny McMahon, Outreach Archivist will give the talk.

Tuesday 4 October 2022
Family History Sources in the Guildhall Library
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm BST
1 hour 30 minutes
Online
Melanie Strong. Melanie Strong has been working as an Assistant Librarian at Guildhall Library for the past five years, specialising in family history and genealogy. Before that they worked for five years as the Heritage Officer for Libraries at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives. Melanie has an MSc in Library and Information Studies from City University and a BA in African/Asian history from SOAS

Tuesday 11 October 2022
Sources for London Family History Sources in the National Archives
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm BST
1 hour 30 minutes
Online
Audrey Collins worked as a freelance researcher for 15 years before she was engaged in 2001 by the Office for National Statistics as their official Census historian for the bicentenary census in that year. She also served on the advisory panel for the 1901 census digitisation project. She joined The National Archives (UK) in 2002 and has been Family History Specialist there since 2009. She regularly gives talks for the TNA and others, and is the author of several publications, including ‘Birth Marriage & Death Records: A Guide for Family Historians’ with Dave Annal, available through Pen & Sword publications.

Tuesday 18 October 2022
London’s Port and People: using the Port of London Authority Archive
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm BST
1 hour 30 minutes
Online
Fiona Keates. Fiona is the Port and River Archivist working at the Museum of London Docklands. Having qualified as an Archivist she went on to work at the Royal Society and NSPCC, before joining the Museum in 2018.

Tuesday 25 October 2022
Changes to London Street names and numbering
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm BST
1 hour 30 minutes
Online
Bruce Hunt. Bruce was born on Hampstead Heath and immediately fell in love with London. He worked in the Stock Exchange at the very heart of the City. He is also a qualified computer programmer and member of the London Topographical Society who has been researching his family tree for over 30 years. His maternal grandmother was born in Aveton Road, East Finchley, and his mother grew up there. As a small child, he was taken to see the houses that had not been destroyed in the Blitz, just before it was all redeveloped and the road name disappeared. The need to find missing road names and places in London led directly to the creation of his website, maps.thehunthouse.com, to share the information he found. 14 years later, it still ‘grows like Topsy’.

Tuesday 1 November 2022
How the railways shaped London
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm GMT
1 hour 30 minutes
Online
Vicki Pipe. Vicki’s curiosity in railways lies with the stories of social change, and how public transport has altered our sense of space and surroundings. She is the co-creator of All The Stations, an online documentary project which saw her visit every single railway station in the UK and Ireland. She is the author of The Railway Adventures and Great British Railways: 50 Things To See and Do, and is also a regular columnist for the industry magazine Modern Railways, where she has a focus on Community Rail. When not writing about or travelling on trains Vicki works full-time in museums. She specialises in audience engagement and has worked with artists and communities from around the world.

Tuesday 8 November 2022
Society of Genealogists library London sources
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm GMT
1 hour 30 minutes
Online
Else Churchill. The Genealogist at the Society Genealogists in London and a has over 30 years of experience as a genealogist. Formerly a professional genealogical librarian and researcher, Else has worked for the SoG since 1994. She now leads on external liaison, representation, and communications; the Society’s education and publishing programmes as well as being the Society’s subject specialist.

One Reply to “Lost in London – course from The Society of Genealogists”

  1. Great looking course. I signed up for it. Then used the current sale on membership to renew my lapsed membership to get the member discount on the course. Good deal.

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