National Archives-Family History: Nursing Service Records, First World War-Free search and download.
The National Archives is providing a free search and download of 15,000 First World War nursing service records online, a look into the life stories of the women who dedicated their lives to their profession. The records date from 1902 to 1922 and hold an unusually high level of detail, rarely seen in service records. You can search at Nursing Service Records
Archaeological Societies can be a great help in researching your family history, the area they lived in and the events happening around them. They also published information that can assist in putting together different aspects your family's history.
Orpington and District Archaeological Society (ODAS) is an active local archaeology group based in Orpington, Kent with a field headquarters at Scadbury Manor, Chislehurst.
November 2nd a talk by Steve Waters Survey of Ancient Trees at Scadbury .
Scadbury Manor a medieval moated manor house in Chislehurst, Kent currently being excavated by the Orpington and District Archaeological Society (ODAS). It is situated in Scadbury Park Local Nature Reserve in the London Borough of Bromley. Events
There are also details of the excavations of Survey House, a Medieval House in St Mary Cray, Kent which is still standing. The aim of both excavations is not only to excavate and determine the structure of the houses but to also find objects that will an insight to the lives of the people of the area. Scadbury House and Survey House
The meetings open to the public: no charge is made for admission (space is limited, however, and where necessary priority is given to members).
Invitation to a Vestry Meeting a talk by Jean Stirk, at Farningham Kent, 25 November 2011.
Friday, 25 November 2011 at 19:30 (7:30pm) Invitation to a Vestry Meeting a talk by Jean Stirk, a re-creation of a typical Vestry meeting held by the Farningham & Eynsford Local History Society at the Farningham Village Hall.
Bexley Historical Society-60th Anniversary 12 December 2011.
'History of Playing Cards' a talk by Alan Payne as part of the 60th anniversary of the Society. 8pm on Monday 12 December 2011 at Bexley Historical Society, The Huxtable Hall, St Martins Church, Erith Road. Barnehurst, Kent. DA7 6LE
Playing Cards were popular or very unpopular, depending on the belief or views of our ancestors so this would be a good opportunity to find out about their history.