On 12 December 2022 via Zoom: Main theme “Who would you invite to Christmas Dinner and Why? However, if you have other topics you want to discuss e.g. Tips and strategies for searching for people; how you have proven/disproven the family "stories"; leasons learnt over the time you've been researching your family history; strange things found during your research or anything related to Family History you want advice on.
A Zoom meeting on 10 June 2024 - Where Janet Few will using a series of case studies look at those who may have found themselves on the margins of society and the sources that we can use to trace their stories. The examples used will vary but may include the sick, prostitutes, those accused of crimes, those in asylums, the poor, the illegitimate and others who were stigmatised by society.
Given On 8 August via Zoom: Annoying Ancestors was an anecdotal story of how to search for your ancestors, highlighting the challenges they may knowingly or unknowingly have put in your way. New and experienced researchers will find this talk features obstacles to consider when tracing your ancestors. She hopes that her presentation, Annoying Ancestors, will inspire you to begin or will help reinvigorate your family history journey.
This is a Hybrid meeting on the 22 April 2024 with the talk starting at 8pm (UK Time). Speaker: Dr Sophie Kay. Focusing on her Outlier Method and Ancestral Walks techniques, Sophie we’ll show how by uniting historical maps with historical records you may spot research errors, separate out namesakes, understand our ancestors & bring their worlds to life, all using freely available, historical Ordnance Survey maps. Examples will focus on U.K. towns for the period 1800-1950, but these methods can be applied to any place or era where suitable maps and address data are available.