06 March 2013

Further British Genealogy Opportunities

Coming to the end of a too short stay in Britain I was interested to receive a note from BIFHSGO member Brenda Turner about plans for her trip later this year.
Brenda is planning on attending the Halsted Trust migration conference in September 2013, and as she will be in the UK for a month or more she looked for other opportunities.
There's a free talk by media star Lucy Worsley, the Head Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces on September 10th. Check out http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/visit/events.htm
Talks at the London Metropolitan Archives are not advertised so far ahed but it is possible to join a mailing list for theit events http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visiting-the-city/archives-and-city-history/london-metropolitan-archives/news-and-events/Pages/default.aspxRooms
The East of London Family History Society web site for its calendar at http://www.eolfhs.org.uk/diary/ shows a talk by Sarah Wise, author of the Blackest Streets. Brenda says her book explained why she could not locate the addresses for some of my ancestors in the notorious Old Nichol neighbourhood. The whole neighbourhood had been torn down and the streets changed completely.
Even a month in London isn't enough time to cover all the sites and opportunities like the Museum of London, British Museum, Portrait Gallery, Wellcome Library, British Museum, the various borough archives, TNA, Society of Genealogists, historic cemeteries , and so on.

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