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Friday, 1 June 2012

National Archives: Online Exhibition of Golden and Diamond Jubilee messages sent to Queen Victoria. London Lives. Free to search database of 3.35 million 18th century Londoners. Up and Comming talks for July 2012 at North West Kent Family History Society Branches.

National Archives: new online exhibition features 60 of messages of congratulations and good wishes from around the world sent to Queen Victoria  to celebrate her Golden Jubilee in 1887 and Diamond Jubilee in 1897.

The Golden and Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria were national events. This is a chance to see some of the messages created and sent from  schools and colleges; social, cultural, educational and religious societies; military and medical establishments; trades associations and manufacturing companies to the Queen. NA Jubilee online exhibition 

London Lives. Free to search database of 3.35 million 18th century Londoners.

Is a fully searchable edition of 240,000 manuscripts from eight archives and fifteen datasets, which gives access to 3.35 million names.

Funded by the ESRC, and implemented by the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield and the Higher Education Digitisation Service at the University of Hertfordshire this is an important resource for researching your family history.

Access and full search and results are all free without the need to register. If you wish to register, also free, you will have access to advance search facilities and a personal workspace to link documents together and create biographies of 18th century Londoners.

Rich, middle class-working class can be found on this site. I have found details of some of my NW Kent ancestors who originated in London or moved there from Kent.  London Lives

Up and Coming talks for July 2012 at North West Kent Family History Society Branches.

Saturday 21 July 2012 Dr Jonathan Oates London Ancestry

Bromley Branch  in the main hall, Bromley Methodist Church, College Road, Bromley BR1 3NS  There is free parking at the church, access is from College Rd. and from North St. The hall opens at 9.45am, the meeting proper is due to start at 10.30am.

7 July 2012 Tim Cox The history of how the seaside holiday developed or "I do like to be beside the seaside"

Dartford Technology College. This is on the north side of Heath Lane, Dartford, Kent. The meetings room is the New Auditorium. Open from 9.45am with the meeting proper starting at 10.30am.

12 July 2012 Lee Ault "All the Rage"

Sevenoaks Community Centre, Otford Road (at junction with Crampton Rd.), Sevenoaks, at 7.15pm.

Further details can be found at   NWKFHS Talks Please check with the website before travelling to any meeting to ensure there are no changes to the program.

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