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      My Ancestor was a Liar: Ignorance, Half-truths or Willful Deceit? in City of London


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      January 23, 2020

      Thursday   2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

      14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road
      City of London, Westminster EC1M 7BA

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      My Ancestor was a Liar: Ignorance, Half-truths or Willful Deceit?

      Sifting through the evidence to find the truth (or what passes for the truth in the world of genealogy) is a skill which all serious family historians need to develop. The information left by our ancestors is all-too-frequently misleading, inaccurate or just plain wrong! As we become more experienced we find that they had any number of reasons to be economical with the truth.

      Of course, sometimes our ancestors simply didn’t know the answer to the questions thrown at them by the clerks, registrars and enumerators. Using real examples, this talk will look at some of the reasons why our ancestors might have lied and offer suggestions on how to recognise their varying degrees of ignorance, half-truths and wilful deception.

      Cost: Payment required - £8.00; discounted for Members of Society of Genealogists £6.40

      Categories: Education

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