York Racecourse
Sat 25th June 2022, 10:00-16:30

Free Talks

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Nick Barratt - Historian, Author and Professional Genealogist

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Nick Barratt - Historian, Author and Professional Genealogist will be giving his talk 'The Future of Family History'.

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Breaking Down Brick Walls
Mark Bayley - Online Genealogy Expert

How to resolve stumbling blocks in your family history research using new and unique search strategies to find those missing relatives. Techniques he will cover will include searching for a family using just the individuals’ forenames, keyword search tools (using criteria other than a name to search on) and other advanced search techniques. The talk also covers unique data sets such as Non-Conformist records, Non-Parochial records, Fleet marriages, Will images, Parish Records, Military Records, Directories, Newspapers and more.

Mark Bayley - Online Genealogy Expert

Genealogy Hints and Tips
Keith Gregson - Professional Researcher & Social Historian

This talk explores how with research and the right tools you can step back in time looking at where your ancestors lived, worked and spent their leisure time. Follow the routes they may have taken on old maps and look at the views they may have seen.

Keith Gregson - Professional Researcher & Social Historian

Mapping Your Ancestors
Mark Bayley - Online Genealogy Expert

Mark discusses how to get the most out of map-based record sets, what’s available online and demonstrates a fantastic tool for viewing them.

Mark Bayley - Online Genealogy Expert

The Future of Family History
Nick Barratt - Historian, Author and Professional Genealogist

Looking at the ways family history research is changing as a result of technology and the media, with some opportunities that this may present for the future. A timely warning that the excitement around new digital releases should prompt us to think about how we use the wealth of data available.

Nick Barratt - Historian, Author and Professional Genealogist

Using DNA to Support Family History Research
Amelia Bennett - Expert Researcher, Census Detective with the SOG

This talk is aimed at people who want to practically apply DNA insights to their family history research. DNA is the new tool in our toolkit for helping us take our family history further. It looks at some of the methods and techniques you can use when working with your DNA results. In addition, little tips will be given along with a few practical examples to help you visualise what you need to do to progress your family history research.

Amelia Bennett - Expert Researcher, Census Detective with the SOG

Writing Your Family History
Jackie Depelle - Family History Tutor and Speaker

Have you done all your family history research and are now wondering what to do with it? Learn how to organise and develop your hard work and research into a framework that can shared with others, in a variety of different ways.

Jackie Depelle - Family History Tutor and Speaker

Talk times may be subject to change, please check the timetable at the venue on the day of the show for any changes.