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Life and Times of Whitechapel 1600-1800

Join the author, Derek Morris, for this useful and interesting talk on the life and times of Whitechapel between 1600 and 1800. Anyone who had ancestors living in the area and everyone with an interest in local London history will find this a fascinating hour.

Derek has been researching London's eastern parishes for more than 30 years. In this talk, based on his book ‘Whitechapel 1600-1800: A Social History’, Derek covers a broad range of material that gives us a picture of a complex, ever changing area, with lots of information on the communities and individuals that lived there.



Who to contact

Contact Name
Lori Weinstein
Contact Position
Events Manager
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Society of Genealogists
14 Charterhouse Buildings
Goswell Road
Accessibility notes

The Society of Genealogists offers a wonderful combination of research material, expert guidance and practical support for anyone interested in family history or social history.

We are a charity whose objects are to promote, encourage and foster the study, science and knowledge of genealogy. We were founded in 1911 and ever since then we've been collecting family history documents - long before local record offices opened.

We are the National Family History Centre and families have always deposited their family history documents and records with us for safe keeping. So, we have documents and items that you might not expect to find.

We are committed to an education and skills programme, delivering a wide range of talks, walks and courses for people new to family history, social and family historians, and genealogists. Our family history Free Access Area in the Lower Library offers free access to most of the pay-per-view genealogy websites.

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Wednesday 4 March, 2 - 3 pm.
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Other Details

Cost Details
This one-hour talk costs £8.00. For Members of the Society of Genealogists, there is a discounted price of £6.40.
Who is this service for?
We welcome adults, wanting to learn more about family history or build their own family tree. We also welcome social historians and students studying social history.
Can I refer myself?
Record updated: 27/02/2020