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Events

We try to have a stall at a few family history fairs each year, with the largest being Who Do You Think You Are, which has moved out of London to Birmingham this year. We are keen to hold more regional meetings or attend regional history fairs, particularly in Manchester, Scotland and South Wales. It can be as small and local as a coffee morning, which you can organise yourself by contacting other members near you (addresses in Members Area on website).

If you are willing to help organise a meeting in your region or help at a fair, please contact the Chair. You don't have to be an expert. It's always a pleasure to meet other members and hear their own stories at first hand.

The events below may be of interest. The Society may not be represented at them.

Also see some of our past events.


Leonardo. Experience a Masterpiece

On Saturday, November 9, 2019 till Sunday, January 12, 2020
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death, the National Gallery becomes a painting studio, an imagined chapel and a room-sized experiment in an immersive exhibition that leads the public through the mind of Leonardo da Vinci to explore one of his masterpieces, "The Virgin of the Rocks".

Further details can be found at https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/.

FFHS Beyond the Census IV Conference

On Saturday, November 23, 2019
2019

The Speakers for this event have been announced and they include:

Adrian Stone talking about 'Finding Your Windrush Roots'. Prepare to be enthralled!

Dr Penny Walters - lecturer and author - talking about, 'Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy'. An engaging speaker, you'll stand no chance of falling asleep during Penny's session!

Francis Howcutt will introduce us to the "Hearth Tax and other 17th Century Sources"

Anthony Marr will review "Hatch, Match and Despatch - A Few Lessons from Civil Registration"
It is being held at Wesley's Chapel and Leysian Mission, 49 City Road, London EC1Y 1AU and is £19.50 but will include a buffet lunch and starts at 9.30am and finishes at 5.00pm.
There is only 100 places so please book early using the link below.

Further details can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fhf-beyond-the-census-conference-4-central-london-tickets-624.

Family Tree Live 2020

On Friday, April 17, 2020 till Saturday, April 18, 2020
The Family History Federation are accepting bookings from Family History Societies for Family Tree Live 2020 which is being held at Alexandra Palace on 17th and 18th April 2020.

Further details can be found at https://www.family-tree.co.uk/family-tree-live/.