1. Courses Coming in July

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    As we approach the season of summer holidays, we have less courses starting in July than in earlier months:

    In Sickness and in Death – researching the ill-health and death of your ancestors

    Tutor: Janet Few
    Start date: 12th July 2021
    Course length: 5 weeks


    One thing that all but our most recent ancestors have in common is that they are dead. The health problems and deaths of our ancestors are an integral part of our familys history. This five week course will help you to set your ancestors lives in context by looking at the illnesses, disabilities and diseases that brought about their deaths or had an effect on their well-being. We shall discover a variety of records that might provide information about ill-health or causes of death for specific ancestors, or about prevalent threats to health in the past. The causes, symptoms and treatment of various illnesses will be investigated and significant medical developments of the last 400 years will be explored.

    Our other two courses starting this month: Before the Modern Census – Name-rich sources from 1690 to 1837 and Recording the Poor – From Parish to Workhouse and beyond are fully booked already but are taking bookings for later dates.

    That’s all for this month, happy studying!