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Victorian Sources for Historians Online Course

A ten week course for family and social historians

Build your knowledge of Victorian Sources in this ten week online course with Dr Margaret Simons. 

The nineteenth century is a treasure trove of documents relating to the lives of our Victorian forebears.  A selection of these sources will be used to provide context and a sense of period, whilst developing our knowledge of what is available from museums, archives, libraries and record offices.  During the course we will consider the type of sources available and using a themed approach uncover what life was like in the 19th century, a period that witnessed profound change and development. 

There will also be an opportunity to apply learning in a small project.Course dates: Friday afternoons: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th October, 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th November and 4th December.


Places are limited so pre-booking is required. Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. 

To join in this workshop, you will need a computer (or laptop/tablet) which has speakers and a microphone. Ideally, also a webcam. You need to be able to access emails from this device. First time users will be asked to download a small piece of software. This will be sent to you in advance. 

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About Berkshire Family History Society

This course is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity no. 283010.