An Irish Family in the Great Famine - A One-hour Lecture on 16 January

About 80% of today’s English people have Irish ancestry. In this talk, Stephen Lally looks at Irish lives in the rural west of Ireland during the famine years between about 1800 and 1850. 

Stephen looks at:

- How people lived;

- Their houses, possessions, food, work, education and entertainment.

Stephen also touches on politics, social attitudes and the reasons for mass poverty and emigration...

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January 2020 Discounted Book of the Month - My Ancestor was a Bastard

My Ancestor was a Bastard is a family historian’s guide to sources for illegitimacy in England and Wales. This book provides an introduction to the world of the unmarried mother and her child and discusses how best to formulate a research strategy. It describes available sources: where to find them, how to use them and what information they contain...

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