The Society provides two full-
First Steps in Family History (April)
Is intended for absolute beginners. It concentrates on the availability and use of all the usual sources after 1837 (the beginning of registration of births deaths and marriages). In particular registration, surnames, wills, censuses, the IGI, and street and trade directories are dealt with.
Further Steps in Family History (October)
Is intended for those who have taken one or more lines back beyond 1837, and deals in greater depth with sources available in county and national archives for the period before 1837.
Both courses are free to members. Non-
Are arranged by several educational institutions throughout our three counties. They are usually ten session courses held during each of the Autumn and Spring terms. It is hoped that it will be possible publish, from Autumn 1998 onwards, a list of all such courses to be held in the region.
The University of Birmingham
Conducts a two-
Runs full day and full week courses in various aspects of family history at its headquarters in Canterbury, and also provides a prestigious correspondence course leading to a range of qualifications, ranging from elementary to post-
Provides a range of half-
Dr Ashton Emery's A-
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