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Some family history events are coming up soon that may be of interest to you. All times given here are UK times, and all of the below presentations are online. Zoom has transformed the way we meet as genealogists, allowing family history society members around the world to gather virtually, and enabling individuals to connect with relatives and fellow genies they might never otherwise see!
How 'Lost Cousins' can help you knock down brick walls
Have you used the resources of the website 'Lost Cousins' and its associated newsletter to make family connections? Peter Calver has operated this service since 2004 and he will be giving a talk on the importance of collaboration in researching your ancestry. This is a free, open virtual meeting run by West Surrey Family History Society. If you're interested, sign up quickly at https://wsfhs.co.uk/pages/zoom.php as the attendance is limited to 100 people.
Tools for Your Graveyard Research Kit
I can highly recommend this presentation as I'll be giving it 😁 It's being organised by Family Tree Magazine's Genealogy Gadgets Club, and it will concentrate on software, apps, and some more mundane objects that you can use to plan and carry out a successful visit to your ancestors' final resting place(s). If you're not already signed up for the magazine or its online services, you can register for a free 7-day trial which will allow you to attend the talk, at https://www.family-tree.co.uk/how-to-guides/apps-and-software-for-gravestone-research/
Using the Map Collection of National Library of Scotland
Don't be fooled by the title; the NLS map collection covers the whole of the UK and beyond. This is a free event, run by the Aberdeen & North East Scotland Family History Society's Edinburgh group, and all you need to do is register with them by emailing email@example.com. If you're already a member of the society, log on to their website https://www.anesfhs.org.uk/ using your membership details and book there. A link will be sent out to all who've registered prior to the meeting.
Introduction to Family History
Coincidentally, this is another free webinar explaining the resources of the NLS, but this time it's being hosted by the library itself. It's an introduction to the physical and digital sources held by the NLS that can be used in researching family trees. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. You can get your ticket through Eventbrite at https://tinyurl.com/dz2jpmjx, and it's advisable to book now as these events are always extremely popular, and tickets go fast!