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Bookstall Events

HGS attends a selection of Family History Events each year, mainly in the South of England. These provide an opportunity to pick-up some family history gems from our range of HGS Publications, together with other books, maps and guides we carry to these events.

At such events the Bookstall staff are assisted by some of our Volunteers who will be delighted to help you with your family history research and discuss ideas and offer insights that may help you progress your research. We can usually also provide some look-ups on our records.

We are also able to handle any queries you may have about the benefits of Society Membership.

The current calendar of events we plan to attend in the coming months is listed below.

Please direct any queries / enquiries regarding the Bookstall’s attendance at these events, or specific Bookstall item enquiries to: bookstall@hgs-online.org.uk

Recognizing that the bookstall cannot be at every Family History event we have decided to make available some bookstall items through our main website. Thus you are now able to buy these items through the website at any time, rather than only at Bookstall attended events. Initially this will cover two ranges of products:

We are aiming to expand our range of Bookstall items available through the website as we progress.

Forthcoming Events

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Poor Law Union Gazette – 1

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