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Mummy, what did you do in the Great War?

Join Emma Jolly to find out more about the jobs women did in the First World War.

Join Emma Jolly to find out more about the jobs women did in the First World War.

In this talk, Emma explores the range of women's roles and where to look for the surviving records, including online, which you can use to explore the lives of your ancestors and others.

She covers women who worked:

- in the auxiliary services

- in medical organisations and transport

- in police forces

- on the land

- in voluntary organisations

Emma intends to open the talk up for discussion and so bring your own stories along.

Helen then considers some of the problems with old photographs, including giving advice on repairs.

In the final section, Helen explains how to care for your collection, from simple photograph albums to archival storage, used by museums and libraries, and offers advice on framing.

About Helen Dawkins: Helen is one of the few practitioners in traditional restoration, producing negatives and silver halide, darkroom produced prints.

About the Society of Genealogists, the National Family History Centre: Visit our website to explore our extensive programme of talks, workshops, walks, visits and special events. Founded in 1911, the Society of Genealogists (SoG) has amassed a truly magnificent library and archive. It contains Britain’s largest collection of parish register copies and many nonconformist registers. Join us in our Common Room where you are welcome to bring your lunch, sit and relax and meet other people with similar interests to your own.


Emma Jolly | talks


Date and Time:

12 March 2022 at 10:30 am


1 hour



Society of Genealogists
14 Charterhouse Buildings
Goswell Road
020 7553 3290

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