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Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies (IHGS)

Address

79-82 Northgate
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 1BA

Telephone

01227 768664

Fax

01227 765617

Email

Websites

Notes

The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies is an educational charity that offers courses in various aspects of genealogy and heraldry including the Certificate and Higher Certificate in Genealogy and the Diploma in Genealogy. In addition to the courses the institute offers a selection of day, evening and weekend courses aimed at the family historian. They also have an extensive library and bookshop open to the public. Indexes available in the library include the Gretna Green Index, Crisp's London Marriage Licences, Boyd's Marriage Index, Pallot Marriage Index, Armigerous Ancestors Index, Trade Directories Index will indexes and others with some available online. The Institute produces a series of maps covering every county of England, Wales and Scotland giving the name of each parish, showing parochial boundaries, probate jurisdiction in colour and the dates of the commencement of registers as well as registration district maps.