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Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
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King's Summer Weekend With The National Archives: Family History: Practical Techniques And Historical Insight

Tracing your family tree and learning more about your ancestors has become a national passion, but many family historians soon find that internet research gives limited results, with simple lists of names and dates often being all that is available. This course is for everyone who wants to expand their research into their family tree. It combines instruction on practical researching techniques with academic insight into how key historic events shape stories across generations. It is designed to help participants better read the information they discover, expand their investigation beyond the internet to include historical archives and guide them in their interpretation of details such as professions and social status to make their own journeys into their family's history as rewarding and revealing as possible. Join us onsite at The National Archives in Kew and at King's College London's Strand Campus to find out how to delve deeper into your family's past and progress your investigations into your family tree. This summer weekend will build your skills with practical instruction on researching techniques and explain the social changes that influenced the historical data you are uncovering.

Sat 12 Aug


  • 10:00
Sun 13 Aug


  • 10:00

Professor Ruth Harris' Inaugural Lecture

You are warmly invited to join the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery at the inaugural lecture of Profesor Ruth Harris. Professor Harris has a clinical background in acute medical nursing and care of older people.She is a King's alumnus having completed her BSc, MSc and PhD degrees at King's. Her research interests include the impact of nursing and multi-professional interventions on processes of care and patient outcomes. This lecture is part of the Nightingale Lecture Series, and is free and open to all. The event is followed by a drinks reception.

Wed 13 Sep


  • 17:15 – 18:30

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