Do you have ancestors who spent all or part of their lives in Britain’s second city? Join Doreen Hopwood as she explores and explains the numerous family history sources available so that you can discover how your ancestors lived, worked and played in ‘The City of a Thousand Trades’.
This talk explains how the wealth of resources can enable you to discover how people lived, worked, worshipped and played. It also shows you how to access records held in Birmingham and beyond, including online sources.
There will be a Question and Answer session
Date and Time: 28 November 10:30 UK (UK)
Speaker: Doreen Hopwood
Doreen was the genealogist for the City of Birmingham for over 20 years and have been carrying out family history research since the 1970s. She enjoyed teaching family, social and community history at all levels from absolute beginners to postgraduate and is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Birmingham.
She has also been a genealogical “agony aunt” by answering reader’s questions for genealogical periodicals and was fortunate to take part in the latest series of celebrity “Who Do You Think You Are?” for the BBC.
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