Free Family History Day-Saturday 4th August 2012. 1.30pm-4pm at Dartford Technology College, Heath Lane, Dartford DA1 2LY.
If you are new to Family History or are researching your ancestors but feel you could benefit from some help and advise or if you would like help on what records to look at and what information they give you North West Kent Family History Society is running a Free Family History event. You do not have to be a member of the Society and there is no cost involved. But you do need to book in advance.
The afternoon is provided by the Society as part of its object of aiding and encouraging the study of family history and genealogy in South East London and North West Kent.
What is covered: Starting your Family History by Society Librarian and Local Historian Janet Rose. There will be an opportunity to ask experienced Family Historians and researchers questions and for help and advice In addition there will be an opportunity to look more closely at how various records can help you and further your research.
More details can be found at Family History Day. To book a place you can e-mail NWKFHS Family History Event Booking must be in advance of the day.
Government to introduce ‘20-year rule’ from 2013 for the release of Records.
The Government has announced that it will move towards releasing records when they are 20 years old instead of 30 from next year, the result of which will mean there will be thousands of historical records will be made public much earlier than previously possible.
The release will be staged over a ten year period by 2023. Starting in 2013 the change will apply to the majority of public records transferred to The National Archives and 70 institutions, with the exception of records selected for transfer to one of the 116 local authority places of deposit. The cost impact on the National Archives is in the process of being assessed.
Further details can be found at National Archives