Programme of Lectures

21-Dec-21Christmas Quiz (Member's Only)Hosted by Liz Power
18-Jan-22Liverpool Cowkeepers-A Family HistoryDave Joy

Dave Joy is from Liverpool and has written and lectured on the history of Liverpool Dairies and their origins.

Dave draws on his own family history to tell the story of how many farmers moved from the Dales moved to Liverpool and became Cowkeepers.

25-Jan-22Introducing the 1921 Census of England & Wales Myko Clelland

Myko is the Regional Outreach Manager for Find My Past.

The 1921 Census of England and Wales is here. Join us for an unmissable exploration of the biggest new arrival in family history.

Myko will take you through what's available and explain how you can use it.

15-Feb-22Time & Place: Trade Directories and GazettesGill Blanchard

Gill is an author and lecturer in Family, House and Local History which she has conducted professionally since 1992.

She is a full member of AGRA and has contributed to and appeared in episodes of WDYTYA.

How to use Trade Directories and Gazetteers to find people, track movements and discover the owners of land. Additionally, learn how to use these sources to develop research skills and learn more about the areas our ancestors lived in.

19-Apr-22Sons of The SoilJanet Few

Janet is an author and lecturer and educator in the Family History field. She is the current President of the Family History Federation.

Every family has them, ancestors who worked on the land. How can we find out more about them, the farms where they worked and the lives that they led? This session covers a range of sources, many of them under-used, which will help to shed light on the working lives of our rural British ancestors.

17-May-22The Guild Of One Name StudiesDavid Burgess

An introduction to and outline of the Guild of One Name Studies.

14-Jun-22A Whale of A TaleJenny Stacey
19-Jul-22Is it possible to break into Medieval GenealogyGillian Waters

Gillian Waters is an experienced educator with substantial experience of classroom, on-line and museum education, having taught in schools, universities and museums for over 25 years.

She has worked on the Washburn Heritage Centre Archive as well as working with York University and Museum Development Yorkshire. She is also a practising Family and Local Historian.

Pre Census and pre Civil Registration gets you into early modern history when resources and records can be difficult enough to find but what about the earlier Medieval period? Is it possible for the genealogist to find and access records from this era?