Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Forthcoming events at LMA and the Guildhall

Some forthcoming events in London of family history interest:

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: 850 Years of Livery Company Treasures

From the rare to the curious, this major exhibition brings together highlights of the collections held by London’s Livery companies, usually not on view to the public. Find out more about the Companies and their ongoing encouragement of British craft and trade.

This exhibition held at Guildhall Art Gallery from 22 June to 23 September is £5/£3 concessions. FREE to under 16s, FoGAG, Art Fund, City Residents with proof of address.


LGBT History Club

A regular monthly meeting to explore and share Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) histories.

This event held at London Metropolitan Archives on Wednesday 5 September from 6 to 7.30 pm is FREE – drop in.


Focus on Family History

Starting your family history? Come along to this workshop and learn how to get the most out of digitised family history sources, including our records on Ancestry.co.uk. This workshop is aimed at beginners.

This workshop held at London Metropolitan Archives on Wednesday 12 September and Wednesday 26 September from 2 to 3 pm is FREE. Booking essential – call 020 7332 3851. Visitor information is available here.


Explore the Epping Forest Archives: Introduction to New Users

Interested in the history and heritage of Epping Forest? Discover our archive collection, see some original documents especially selected for their interest and charm and find out how to access the collection for yourself.

This talk held at London Metropolitan Archives on Thursday 20 September from 2 to 3 pm is FREE. Booking essential – call 020 7332 3851.


Organise Your Family History

Overwhelmed by papers, photographs, notes and trees? This workshop will help you get organised with advice on how to keep track of your research and original documents.

This workshop held at London Metropolitan Archives on Monday 24 September from 2 to 4.30 pm is £8 (or book a course of four skills sessions for £25). Booking essential – call 020 7332 3851.

Visitor information for all events is available via www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/archives-and-city-history/Pages/default.aspx.

(With thanks to City of London)

Chris

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