Family History from Education Records —
Schools, Universities, Reformatories
Education was provided in the UK initially by the Christian Church, then by private benefactors, public charities and after that by the Government. Schools for boys and girls, and later for adults, were established in many villages and towns. Higher education has been available at Universities since the 12th Century. The army and navy provided education for both military and associated civilian personnel and their families. Special schools for the disabled and particular employment sectors, and reformatories for wayward pupils were opened in the 19th Century. In this lecture, Dr Colin Chapman demonstrates how education records may be used to embellish and extend your family history.
|Attendance prize, 1882
|Warrington Mechanics' Institute mobile library
Colin is a Life Vice-President of the Family History Federation, but probably better known as developer of Chapman Codes, familiar to professional and amateur historians in the UK.
Colin will talk to us over Zoom, but the venue remains the Fromus Centre, Saxmundham,
at 2:30pm on Monday, 19th February.
Members as usual @ £1.00, Visitors welcome @ £3.00 including tea/coffee and biscuits.
No need to book – just turn up. Good, free car-parking.
Paid-up members can also 'attend' over Zoom by following the email sent earlier that day.