The Guild organises, sponsors and presents at events to advance the education of the public in one-name studies specifically and genealogy generally. Guild members and non-members are welcome to attend. A monthly calendar is shown below, where the title of each event links to further information if available. Future events are shown on the right, where you can click on the meeting titles to view their details.
Catalogues, Collections and ArChives Seminar
9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Guild contact: Alan Moorhouse
A visit to Canterbury, the home of Canterbury Cathedral Archives, whose records go back to the 8th century about which Cressida Williams, Canterbury Cathedral Archivist, will give the first talk. This will be followed by talks on “Canterbury in the 15th Century”, “Probate Records and East Kent’s unrivalled Collections” and “When in Want or Distress: The Records of the Parish Overseer”. Talks on techniques are always popular so we include “Analysing Your Data”.
Chartham is four miles from Canterbury and easily reached by train from Canterbury-West or Ashford International. There is car parking by the village hall.
An optional visit (maximum number 15) has been arranged to Canterbury Cathedral Archives on the Friday afternoon at 15:30pm for which there is a charge of £11.00 per person in addition to the entry fee to the Cathedral (£12.00 Full Adult). Subject to demand a tour of the cathedral can be arranged at an extra cost of £5.00 to take place at 2:00pm, before the tour of the Archives.
Postal bookings are now open and you can download a booking form flyer here; online booking will commence on or shortly after May 7th.
Chartham Village Hall, Station Road, Canterbury CT4 7JA
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