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New courses 2010 - 2011


Archives Courses – Autumn 2010/Winter 2011

From September this year we intend to run some more of our popular courses. There are spaces available on all of the courses, and we are advertising them well in advance to give as many people as possible a chance to sign up!  

Each course costs £15 and will be held at the Archives. A £5 non-refundable deposit is payable in advance. The courses will begin at 9.30am, (to last approx. 3 hours) with payment in full to be made from 9am on the day. To book a place or to get further information please contact us.

Family History for Beginners

Thursday 9th September 2010

To get you started on your family tree we show you the key sources for England and Wales.

Caring for Documents

Thursday 30th September 2010

Learn about conserving and preserving original documents.

Adding Branches To Your Tree

Thursday 21st October 2010

Discover diverse archives that will broaden your genealogical research.

Military History

Thursday 18th November 2010

Original and online sources for finding out more about those who served their country.

House History

Thursday 9th December 2010

Interested in researching your own property or that of an ancestor? We can help you interpret a variety of records.

Poor Law Records

Thursday 13th January 2011

What happened if you were in need before the advent of the Welfare State? We study the archives of parish overseers, Poor Law Unions and charities.

Crime & Punishment, Law & Order

Thursday 10th February 2011

Were your ancestors prisoners or policemen? We look at the sources for the pre-1900 period.

Palaeography for Beginners

Thursday 10th March 2011

Understanding old handwriting is a key aspect of any historical research, so come and learn how to decipher the past .