Most of us who have been involved in researching our ancestors have a couple of centuries or more worth of names, dates and places, but these are merely the bare bones of ancestral history. Working on the basis that 'No man is an island' to quote poet John Donne, we can learn more about them by examining their surroundings. What was life like in the places associated with them - the schools, churches, workplaces, villages or towns? What events did they witness, talk about or which shaped their lives? An examination of local history resources can go a long way to understand more about their lives, but there are also pitfalls which may ensnare the unwary. This talk examines the relevant sources and how to make the most of them.Read more
The Who do you Think You Are? Live! show at the NEC Birmingham, runs 6-8 April – Buy two tickets for £26.00* (usual cost £16.00 per ticket).
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Find your family with help from genealogy experts at the world’s biggest family history show. The show invites beginners and experienced family historians to discuss their family history research with a range of genealogy experts and industry leaders. The event will see over 130 of the top exhibitors and local family history societies descend on the NEC from all over the world to share their expertise and provide access to their billions of genealogy records.Read more
Learn how to trace the history of your home or where your ancestors lived. Find out which documents can be used to build a picture of what homes looked like in the past inside and out, and discover how to find out who lived in a building at different points in time and when, how and why it was built.Read more
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