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IHGS

Established in 1961, The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies - The School of Family History is dedicated to providing education in family history research and heraldry. It offers a range of distance learning courses for all levels, from elementary through to professional qualifications, including the acclaimed Correspondence Course in Genealogy and the industry recognised Diploma in Genealogy. Day courses on a variety of subjects are held at its base in Canterbury.

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Sandra Klerks

Genealogist Sandra Klerks undertakes research in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxemburg, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. She has knowledge of Latin, paleography, Italian, French, German, English and Dutch.

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Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry

Midland Ancestors covers the pre-1974 counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the Metropolitan area of the West Midlands with seven groups, including London. The Society’s Family History Centre in Birmingham is fully staffed and holds over 10,000 publications. Opening hours are Monday – Friday, 10.30am – 3pm. All of the society’s publications can be viewed at the centre, or are available to purchase from the online shop.

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Genealogical

Genealogical.com is America’s leading publisher of general reference and how-to books, as well as e-books, for genealogy and family history. There is an emphasis upon colonial and early national U.S., Great Britain and Ireland, Western Europe, lineage society records, and royal and noble genealogy.

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My History

My History is a specialist supplier of acid-free, archive-safe polypropylene pockets, folders and archival boxes for long term storage and preservation of certificates, family documents, photographs and books. It also has a large range of pre-printed charts for you to fill in and record your ancestors. Other products include family tree software, springback binders, acid-free paper and pens. It is an expert in wide-format chart printing onto rolls of paper.

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Pharos Tutors

Become a better genealogist and get help from those who really know the records. Pharos Tutors are professional genealogists who love to help others using specialist knowledge and years of research experience to teach you how to discover your ancestors. English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh genealogy courses are available, as well as two programmes of certificate courses.

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Past Search

Discover courses on writing your family history at writingyourfamilyhistory.co.uk. Gill Blanchard has been a professional family history researcher, house historian, qualified tutor and speaker since 1997, with six years prior experience at a county record office. She is also an author and her books include: Tracing Your Ancestors: Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk; Tracing Your House History; Writing Your Family History and Lawson Lies Still in the Thames.

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Jersey Heritage

Jersey Archive, part of Jersey Heritage, is the Island’s national repository holding records from public institutions, courts, churches, businesses, societies and individuals. Popular collections for family history research such as German Occupation Registration cards, wills, baptism, marriage and burial registers, funeral directors records, and prison and hospital registers have been digitised, indexed and can be searched and downloaded via the online catalogue.

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Knox Family Histories

Knox Family Histories takes a friendly, personal and affordable approach to family history research with fixed-price packages to suit everyone – from the experienced amateur genealogist trying to overcome those frustrating brick walls to those new to family history who would like to build their tree from scratch. All research is fully sourced and beautifully presented, making it ideal for you or a uniquely personal gift!

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Society of Genealogists

The Society of Genealogists is the UK’s National Family History Centre and largest genealogical society. Its remarkable library in Clerkenwell holds copies of family and local history sources, finding aids, indexes, unique research notes, pedigrees and special archive collections. Many of the society’s unique collections are digitised and are available for members on its website.

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Family Quilt

Keen to capture your family memories and stories in one place? Family Quilt is a fresh and easy way to digitally capture life’s best moments. Start your FREE 30-day trial today. Family Quilt is 100% private, and with over 150 questions, it can help you spark your memories. Type or voice record your stories, attach photos and documents, then share with your family members and get their comments and questions. You can also browse your stories in a beautiful story 'Quilt' – it's never been easier to remember life’s special moments.

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Fife Family History Society

Fife Family History Society was established in 1989 and is a charity registered in Scotland. The aim of the Society is to help like-minded people who are researching their Fife family and local history. A dedicated archive room was opened in Cupar Library and is managed by volunteers three days a week.

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Ontario Genealogical Society

The Ontario Genealogical Society publishes its genealogical journal every quarter, with fascinating insights for anyone in Ontario or seeking ancestors that may have settled in Ontario. Members can access all historical editions dating back to its inception in 1962, as well as videos covering everything you need to know about DNA tests. There are also free monthly webinars covering topics of genealogy interest, and members can access all previous recordings at their leisure. Check out the website to register.

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