The Society’s popular courses on family-history research, tutored by Ken Nisbet, will next cover “Researching your relatives service in the Great War”.

Dates: Thursdays, 12th October to 16th November 2023, 7pm to 9pm UK time, live online via Zoom (no recordings). Handout of resources and websites to follow after each class.

Prices: £46, or £42 concessionary.

Week 1: Researching Great War British Soldiers

Week 2: Researching Royal Naval Service and Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force personnel

Week 3: Researching women’s service in the Great War

Week 4: Researching Australian, Canadian, New Zealand and American Soldiers of the Great War

Week 5: Volunteering, Conscription, Tribunals and Objectors

Week 6: Researching the Home Front

Ken Nisbet, as well as being an experienced family-history lecturer, also has a passion for researching the Great War. He is Chairman of the South Scotland Branch of the Western Front Association, and he has researched over 400 family members who served during the Great War, of whom over 100 died during their military service. He has travelled to many of the Great War battlefields over a number of years.

This course is open to non-members as well as to Society members, several of whom have already signed up. To register your interest, please contact us at the e-mail address below. A few weeks before the course begins, well contact you about payment; and then Ken will send you the Zoom link for the course.

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(Ivor Normand and Irene McCafferty)