News and Blog

The latest news and information from the Achievements team.

  1. The Family History Show – London 22nd September

    We are gearing up to the Family History Show in London later this month.  Run by the organisers of the Yorkshire Family History Show, we are excited to attend this year, on Saturday 22nd September.  It is held at Sandown Park Racecourse in Esher, Surrey, which has ample free parking and good rail links.  There will be free talks given throughout the day, and many family history societies and other genealogical groups will be attending.

    If you have any genealogical queries, or are interested in any of the courses run by the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, pop along to the IHGS stand where representatives of both Achievements and IHGS will be there to help.  We look forward to seeing you there!

    Further information on the day can be found here.

  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. New Director of Education appointed at The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies

    Our sister organisation is pleased to announce the appointment of Les Mitchinson as the Institute’s Director of Education.   Les will initially assume the role on a part-time basis with immediate effect. Les is a graduate of the Institute having gained the Higher Certificate in 2008 and the Diploma in Genealogy (DipGen) in 2009.   Les has also been a member of the IHGS Education Board since 2012 and a Course Tutor since 2010. Les is also the owner of LMentary Family History and Education, and has a portfolio of professional development courses ranging from beginner through to Diploma in Genealogy.   A number of LMentary students have successfully attained the IHGS Higher Certificate and IHGS Diploma in Genealogy awards.   We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Les.

  4. WDYTYA? Live 2016

    Last week we had a successful 3 days at the Who Do You Think You Are? Live event at the NEC in Birmingham.  We attended with our sister organisation the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, and had an enjoyable 3 days there meeting all sorts of people from the genealogical research community.

    The picture below shows our Principal Dr Richard Baker alongside IHGS tutor Karen Cummings. We are very much looking forward to next year’s event!

    IHGS stand at WDYTYA Live



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