Celebrating the Census conference – book now to get early bird discount
The National Archives is holding a one day conference at Kew on Saturday 1 October 2011. The conference is for anyone who wants to know more about the census – from genealogists to local and social historians.
The conference will look at all aspects of the census and at what this rich source of information can tell us about our ancestors and society through the ages. Speakers will include specialist staff from The National Archives, academics and professional genealogists. Ancestry, Findmypast and Genesreunited will also be offering hands-on workshops on census searching.
Places are limited and are available on first come first served basis so book early to guarantee your place. Plus, if you book before 31 July you will save £5 off the ticket price.
For more, see www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/celebratingcensus
Attendees will be able to hear from the creators of the websites HISTPOP and A Vision of Britain through time. Other speakers will look at censuses of Scotland, Ireland and further afield, at the history of the census including the Suffragette boycott of 1911, conservation of the census returns, and how to make use of the census in your research.
Tickets cost £30 each, but there's a £5 discount if you book before July 31st.
I'm seriously tempted to go down for this one!