News and Blog

The latest news and information from the Achievements team.

  1. It’s never too early to think of Christmas . . . .

    Tomorrow is the beginning of November, and there is now less than two months to Christmas.  Whilst this may seem a long time, it will just fly by!

    If you are looking for a unique Christmas gift for a loved one, look no further than a bespoke package of family history research. A truly one-off present, something that won’t be replicated by anyone else.

    Click here to contact us to find out more.

  2. Day courses in Genealogy

    Our sister organisation, the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, has just released its 2018 programme of family history study days.  These include everything from how to draw a pedigree, how to research military ancestors, or if you fancy getting stuck in even more, a weekend course on “Taking your family history further”.

    Further information on dates and booking details can be found here.

  3. “Deceased since schedule served”

    Ever wondered how our ancestors were enumerated if they died on the day a census was taken?

    The 1871 census was taken on 2nd April that year. A census schedule would have been given to each household to fill in, which would have been collected by the census enumerator.  In the case of one householder however, the enumerator wrote that they were “dead since schedule served”.

    The census enumerator has spelled schedule as “sheudle” – but to be honest it is a difficult word to spell!

  4. Virtual tour of our library

    For anyone interested in our late medieval premises, and in particular our library, we now have a virtual tour available online, accessible here.

    This shows our ground floor shop and reception, small museum and lecture hall. Upstairs our library is made up of three large rooms, which hold significant collections of genealogical, heraldic and historical sources.



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