Talks & Events 2019  

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Sutton

3rd  January

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George Ottway of Honeywood in 18th Century

John Phillips

Richmond

12th  January

  Christmas Meeting -  'A Winter's Tale'
 

Croydon

15th  January

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Mills of the River Wandle


 Mick Taylor

 

Lingfield

 23rd January

 

Probate records – Listening to our forebears

Wills are a valuable source of information for family historians. Francis will show how to get the most from these seemingly complex records.

 

Francis Howcutt

Sutton

7th February

 Coroners

Coroner's Inquests  

Coroners’ inquests produce a wealth of information for family historians.

Kathy Chater teaches how to research genealogy and is a member of SoG

Kathy Chater

Southwark

11th February

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Trying to keep up with Family Search

Sharon will talk about all the new bells and whistles on the re-vamped

Family Search website.  This is a free resource and one that is well worth exploring fully

 Sharon Hintze

Croydon

19th February

  Early 20th century immigration  Paul Blake

Lingfield

 27th February

 

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Newspapers for family history

Newspapers can not only reveal unknown details of your ancestors, but also put some flesh on their otherwise dry bones

 

Ian Waller

Sutton

7th March

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Huguenot Ancestry in England and Wales

Between the 16th and 18th centuries many thousands of refugees

fled from religious persecution in the Low Countries and France.

These refugees often left descendants in Britain.

Michael Gandy

Croydon

19th March

 

London Labyrinth

Kathy Chater teaches how to research genealogy and is a member of SoG

Kathy Chater

Lingfield

 27th March

 

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Gun founding in the Weald

Until the mid 18th century the area had a monopoly of gun making for the navy. The manufacture of cast guns was complex and involved a wide range of skills.
Jeremy Hodgkinson

Southwark

8th April

borough The story of Borough High Street Lionel Wright

Lingfield

 24th April

 

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I never thought of that – A second look at problems

Family historians often reach a brick wall in their research. Lady Teviot, who is a  professional genealogist, will suggest some answers or new lines of enquiry
Lady Teviot

Sutton

2nd May

 

 

The First Railway Workers

David is Associate Lecturer & Programme Director of the MA in Railway Studies, Centre for Lifelong Learning

Dr David Turner

Croydon

21stMay

bethlem History of Bethlem Hospital Amy Moffat

Lingfield

 22nd May

 

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A burden on the parish – sources for the history of poor relief in Surrey

The records provide a wonderful glimpse of the problems faced both by the impoverished individuals on the receiving end and the harassed officials who had to juggle their duty to keep rates and expenses under control

Margaret Griffiths

of Surrey History Centre

Sutton

6th June

  Adoption and Fostering 1850- 1930 Louise Taylor

Southwark

10th June

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The Story Of A Lambeth Midwife, as told by her grandson

 Robert Holden

Croydon

18th June

airport History of Croydon Airport Peter Skinner

Lingfield

 26th June

 

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Young Charlie Chaplin and his Lambeth

Chaplin was born and lived much of his early life in poverty in Lambeth.
Ian Porter

Sutton

4th July

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The Hearth Tax and other 17th C Sources

Francis Howcutt

Croydon

16th July

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I never thought of that – A second look at problems

Family historians often reach a brick wall in their research. Lady Teviot, who is a  professional genealogist, will suggest some answers or new lines of enquiry
Lady Teviot

Lingfield

 24th July

 

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1910 Lloyd George Domesday Survey

The Survey is a hidden gem for historians and has intricate detail about property on the eve of the First World War. No property was exempt and contains the names of the owners, occupiers, extent of the property, a description and even a sketch map of outbuildings
Paul Blake

Sutton

7th Sept

  Using the Internet to Research Abroad John Hanson

Croydon

17th Sept

stuartlondon Stuart London Ian Bevan

Lingfield

25th Sept

 

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Creating a Family History Website

Setting up your own family history website is the perfect way to share your research and photos with family and fellow researchers. It’s also an excellent way to back up your work and save it from fire and flood etc.

 

John Hanson

Croydon

15th Oct

shirleypopy William Wilks’s Garden in Shirley Gwendolen Powell

Lingfield

23rd October

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The History and Mystery of Maps

From early mapping to the latest on-line cartography

Tony Painter 

Croydon

19th Nov

 ianwaller The Times they are a-changin’ Ian Waller

Lingfield

27th November

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County & local sources at the Society of Genealogists

Learn about the huge collection of records in the Society's library

 

Sue Gibbons