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Alexandra Palace, London

26th - 27th APRIL 2019

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The Workshop Timetables

The workshop programme at Family Tree Live will give visitors to the show the opportunity to take their seat at one of the workshop tables, gaining hands-on family history experience, and learning with a dedicated workshop tutor who is both knowledgeable and passionate about the subject.

With a maximum of 10 people per workshop this will provide a cosy learning environment, discovering more about the family history documents and essential skills needed for tracing your roots.

Pre-book your workshops

  • Browse the listings below, and follow the links to save your seat by email booking.
  • In your email, please include the date, time and workshop title you would like to reserve a seat at.
  • Pre-booked workshop seats are valid with a Family Tree Live day ticket and are included in the price of the ticket.
  • To book your Family Tree Live ticket please click here.

Note: There will also be lectures at Family Tree Live. To browse lecture programme and book your lectures, please click here.

The workshop topics will range from those suitable for people at the absolute start of their family history journey, through to subjects to stretch your research skills too. 

One of our tables will be dedicated to teaching you more about using your DNA results, and how DNA can aid your research. Then there are 5 specialised tables, from which you can choose the subject(s) that interest you most. 

DNA Workshop Timetable

Time
Friday 26th April
Saturday 27th April
10.00-11.00

Working with autosomal DNA matches with Michelle Leonard

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Working with autosomal DNA matches with Donna Rutherford

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11.00-12.00

Third-party tools for autosomal DNA with Debbie Kennett

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Third-party tools for autosomal DNA with Laura House

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12.00-13.00

Genetic networks/triangulation with Barbara Griffiths?

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Using DNA Painter with Jonny Perl

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13.00-14.00

Lunch break 

Lunch break 

14.00-15.00

Understanding your Y-DNA results with James Irvine

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Understanding your Y-DNA results with John Cleary

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15.00-16.00

SNP testing and haplogroups with Iain Macdonald

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SNP testing and haplogroups with Iain Macdonald

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16.00-17.00

Q&A session in main lecture theatre.

 

     


 

🌱New to family history? The workshops with the seedling symbol are all suitable for beginners to enjoy

 

Friday 26th April Workshop Timetable

 

Time Getting started in family history 🌱 Next steps in family history (Federation of Family History Societies)  Improving your family history skills  Society of Genealogists: Putting it together workshops  Improving your family history skills
Fri 10.30

Getting started! Your first 3 steps in family history: 

1. questions you need to ask, 2. records to look out for, 3. how to start your family tree 🌱

Researching your Northamptonshire ancestors: Resources available and where to find them Tracing Welsh family history: Using parish registers, census returns, wills & newspapers and other resources and where to find them Putting it together: Practice in analysing and extracting genealogical information from family papers and drawing up family trees; looking at the rules and conventions of pedigree layout. 🌱


Tracing nurses in the family: An overview of the original General Nursing Council’s Registers for England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This will also include the College of Nursing’s membership Registers, the Scottish Nursing Applications (to the GNC registers) and a selection of Midwives Registers, all held by the Archive of the Royal College of Nursing. Included will be some items from our handling collection

 

Tutor

Nikki Paine of Ancestryandheirs.co.uk is a professional genealogist and member of the Register of Qualified Genealogists

 

 

 

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Angela Malin is Chairman of Northamptonshire Family History Society and a volunteer at Northamptonshire Archives. She has a wealth of knowledge about the county, its history and resources

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Beryl Evans is Research Services Manager at the National Library of Wales and is author of Tracing your Welsh Ancestors: a guide for family historians

 

 

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Else Churchill is the Genealogist at the Society of Genealogists responsible for the SoG’s outreach and education programme
 

 

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Kat Black, who works in the Library and Archives of the Royal College of Nursing and who has been part of the Family history project for 3 years will be leading this session

 

 

 

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Fri 11.30 Stuck at the start (if you don't know your parents or grandparents): advice for adoptees and for 'filling in the blanks' 🌱 Finding parish registers: Where to look online and in the archives, and how to use them in your family history How to combine DNA and papertrail results in your family history research Successful GRO Detecting: Getting the most from birth, marriage and death searches and documents 🌱 Railway ancestors & their accidents: An introduction to the Railway Work, Life & Death Project and how it can help your family railway research
Tutor

Adoptee Dr Penny Walters will explain how she merged her DNA results with her paper trail. Penny is a University lecturer in Business Psychology, and has written the book Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy.


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Caroline Norton is a keen member of Cambridgeshire Family History Society and is passionate about the uses of parish registers for research
 

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Karen Evans has a longtime love the Regency period. In recent years her family history interest has taken her to explore DNA – find her regular column explaining DNA in layman's language for family historians in every issue of Family Tree


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Graham Walter is part of the SoG out-reach team Census Detectives and regularly talks and lectures for the SoG.
 

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Dr Mike Esbester is leading the project, a joint initiative among the University of Portsmouth, the National Railway Museum and the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick. www.railwayaccidents.port.ac.uk
 

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Fri 12.30 Top tips for home archiving: Ways to preserve, store and organise your family history with MyHistory supplies 🌱 How to trace Jewish ancestors: Key records explored & explained ‘Crack the Code’: Learn to read old handwriting using the document as your key.  Recognise archaic letter forms in both English and Scots, and acquire the skills to extend abbreviations painlessly to be able to read any document you choose Reading and understanding wills for family history: Hands-on practice in abstracting all the useful information found in probate documents Start exploring manorial documents: Discover the records of your ancestors' communities and colourful clues about their lives, 1300s-1925
Tutor

Jackie Depelle is a family history tutor, speaker, event organiser and Chairman of the Yorkshire Group of Family History Societies
 

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Jewish Ancestors? Come and find out about how to trace your Jewish Ancestors with the Jewish Genealogy Society of Great Britain


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Susie Douglas has recently completed an MLitt in  Family and Local History. An AGRA Associate, she also runs family history research company Borders Ancestry, and is founder of #AncestryHour on Twitter


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Dave Annal is a professional researcher, long term member of the SoG and regularly teaches SoG courses and lectures. He is also a Family Tree Academy tutor
 

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Sue Adams is a professional researcher (familyfolk.co.uk) who is passionate about manorial records. She has recently started a phD in manorial records and looks forward to sharing her knowledge of this fascinating source
 

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Fri 13.30 Discover your Victorian ancestors in the census (learn where to find the records online, and what they can tell you about your families) 🌱 Learn where to find wills (from the 1300s to the present): how to read them, what clues to look out for  Tips for reading Victorian handwriting (with examples from a range of contemporary records). Janet invites you to bring one document of your own to the workshop for discussion too! Reading and understanding deeds for family history: Practice in analysing and extracting genealogical information from local records Researching black British family history: Advice on first steps, key records, DNA, and ways to overcome obstacles to find your roots 🌱
Tutor

Professional researcher Alison Spring is a member of the Register of Qualifed Genealogists and has recently finished studying for a Masters in Family and Local History at the University of Dundee
 

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Sharon Hintze is a family history researcher, writer and speaker on family history and FamilySearch
 

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Dr Janet Few is speaker, writer, living historian and author of numerous family history books, from a guide to one-place studies, women's history, social and medical history and her first family history inspired novel, Barefoot on the Cobbles


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Alec Tritton is a long-time member of the Society and regularly teaches various SoG courses and lectures 
 

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Dr Penny Walters is a university guest lecturer, and author of Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy and mother of children with black heritage, so has personal experience of this fascinating aspect of research
 

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Fri 14.30 Getting started: How to use birth, marriage & death certificates for family history (including how to search online indexes and order certificates) 🌱 Routes to tracing European ancestors: Key approaches, records, and questions to ask Sources to put flesh on the bones (from the present back to the 1700s): using newspapers, trade directories & electoral rolls to enrich your family history Successful Census Detecting: Reading and interpreting census records for family history. Have you spotted all the clues? Railway ancestors & their accidents: An introduction to the Railway Work, Life & Death Project and how it can help your family railway research
Tutor

Mary Evans loves helping people solve their family history puzzles on the Q&A pages of Family Tree, and has also worked as a researcher for the 'Who Do You Think You Are?' TV series


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Julie Goucher is Secretary of the Guild of One-Name Studies and, in pursuit of her family surname Orlando, has traced her family tree over five continents


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Keith Gregson is a former history teacher, now full-time tutor and life-long collector of family history memorabila. He is also author of numerous books including A Tommy in the Family and A Children's History of Northumberland


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Amelia Bennett is a trustee of the SoG and is part of the SoG out-reach team Census Detectives. She is regularly to be found helping researchers at the SoG library
 

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Dr Mike Esbester is leading the project, a joint initiative among the University of Portsmouth, the National Railway Museum and the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick. www.railwayaccidents.port.ac.uk 
 

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Fri 15.30 Getting started: How to start building your family tree on MyHeritage.com 🌱 Tracing Nonconformist ancestors: Learn about the records & their places of worship

Tracing Your Caribbean Roots - Where do you start and how do you find your way? An introduction to civil and parish records and navigating through the slave registers

Putting it together: Follow a genealogical case study gleaning clues and information from genealogical documents Stuck at the start (if you don't know your parents or grandparents): Advice for adoptees and for 'filling in the blanks' 🌱
Tutor

Daniel Horowitz is the Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, the leading global destination for discovering, preserving and sharing family history and DNA, liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers and media, and lecturing around the world
 

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Jackie Depelle is a family history tutor, speaker, event organiser and Chairman of the Yorkshire Group of Family History Societies


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Adrian Stone


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Dave Annal is a professional researcher, long term member of the SoG and regularly teaches SoG courses and lectures. He is also a Family Tree Academy tutor
 

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Dr Penny Walters is a member of the Register of Qualified Genealogists, the Association of Professional Genealogists, a university guest lecturer, and author of Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy
 

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Saturday 27th April Workshop Timetable

 

Time Getting started in family history 🌱 Next steps in family history (Federation of Family History Societies) Improving your family history skills Society of Genealogists: Putting it together workshops Improving your family history skills
Sat 10.30

Stuck at the start (if you don't know your parents or grandparents): Advice for adoptees and for 'filling in the blanks' 🌱

 

Exploring church registers: Discovering 'what is where' and explaining boundary changes and movements between areas, focusing on North Warwickshire as the case study

 

Tracing Welsh family history: Using parish registers, census returns, wills, newspapers and other resources and where to find them

 

Successful census detecting: Reading and interpreting census records for family history. Have you spotted all the clues? 🌱

 

How to use local history sources in family history: Ideas for where to take your research after the censuses

 

Tutor

Adoptee Dr Penny Walters will explain how she merged her DNA results with her paper trail. Penny is a University lecturer in Business Psychology, and has written the book Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy.

Click here to book your place via email.

Jacqui Simkins is Programme and Project Manager of Nuneaton and North Warwickshire Family History Society and enjoys helping people trace their ancestors, manning family history help desks in local libraries

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Beryl Evans is Research Services Manager at the National Library of Wales and is author of Tracing your Welsh Ancestors: a guide for family historians

Click here to book your place via email.

Amelia Bennett is a trustee of the Society of Genealogists and is part of the SoG out-reach team Census Detectives. She is regularly to be found helping researchers at the SoG library

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Diane Lindsay 'loves teaching anything to anyone who'll listen'. A passionate researcher and author, she uses every resource possible on the quest to treasure her family's past

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Sat 11.30

Start searching online: Free websites explored & explained 🌱 How to find out about your town or village: Explore the history on your doorstep 🌱 Top tips for home archiving: Ways to preserve, store and organise your family history with MyHistory supplies 🌱 Successful GRO detecting: Getting the most from birth, marriage and death searches and documents. Have you spotted all the clues? 🌱 Tracing nurses in the family: An overview of the original General Nursing Council’s Registers for England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This will also include the College of Nursing’s membership Registers, the Scottish Nursing Applications (to the GNC registers) and a selection of Midwives Registers, all held by the Archive of the Royal College of Nursing. Included will be some items from our handling collection
Tutor

Professional researcher Alison Spring is a member of the Register of Qualified Genealogists and has recently finished studying for a Masters in Family and Local History at the University of Dundee

Click here to book your place via email.

Sadie McMullon is a passionate family historian and has recently completed a PhD in local history. She is Journal Editor of Peterborough & District Family History Society

Click here to book your place via email.

Jackie Depelle is a family history tutor, speaker and event organiser and Chairman of the Yorkshire Group of Family History Societies

Click here to book your place via email.

Graham Walter is part of the SoG out-reach team Census Detectives and regularly talks and lectures for the SoG

Click here to book your place via email.

Kat Black, who works in the Library and Archives of the Royal College of Nursing and who has been part of the Family history project for 3 years will be leading this session

Click here to book your place via email.

           
Sat 12.30 Online searching: Which websites to search, plus how to keep your findings organised 🌱 Latin for family historians: Key words and phrases with examples using Catholic registers of baptisms, marriages and burials Railway ancestors & their accidents: An introduction to the Railway Work, Life & Death Project and how it can help your family railway research Putting it together: Practice in analysing and extracting genealogical information from family papers and drawing up family trees; looking at the rules and conventions of pedigree layout 🌱

Connect families across continents using DNA.

Learn ways to resolve DNA matches that link families across continents. Departure records, passenger lists and arrival records are important but there are other less conventional but extraordinarily useful free resources

Tutor

Mary Evans loves helping people solve their family history puzzles on the Q&A pages of Family Tree, and has also worked as a researcher for the Who Do You Think You Are? TV series

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Sylvia Dibbs is Chair of the Catholic Family History Society and editor of the revised edition of Michael Gandy's A Basic Bibliography for Catholic Family History. http://catholicfhs.online/

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Dr Mike Esbester is leading the project, a joint initiative among the University of Portsmouth, the National Railway Museum and the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick. www.railwayaccidents.port.ac.uk

Click here to book your place via email.

Else Churchill is the Genealogist at the Society of Genealogists responsible for the SoG’s outreach and education programme.

Click here to book your place via email.

Michael Turner is a member of the Register of Qualified Genealogists.

He has examined the DNA matches of many people that have prompted him to find an answer to the question How did our ancestors get there?

Here he will show you which resources can provide the answers 

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Sat 13.30 Discover your Victorian ancestors in the census (learn where to find the records online, and what they can tell you about your families) 🌱 Finding parish registers: Where to look online and in the archives, and how to use them in your family history How to decode family photos of seafarers: Royal Navy & Merchant Navy Putting it together: Follow a genealogical case study gleaning clues and information from genealogical documents. Ancestors from Scotland? Find out where to look for more information and what you might find when you get there
Tutor

Sadie McMullon is a passionate family historian and has recently completed a PhD in local history. She is Journal Editor of Peterborough & District Family History Society

Click here to book your place via email.

Caroline Norton is a keen member of Cambridgeshire Family History Society and is passionate about the uses of parish registers for research

Click here to book your place via email.

Simon Wills is a maritime genealogist, author of How to trace seafaring ancestors, Lifeboatmen and Voyages of the Past

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Dave Annal is a professional researcher, long term member of the SoG and regularly teaches SoG courses and lectures. He is also a Family Tree Academy tutor.

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Kate Keter is a Scottish based professional genealogist with an MSc in Genealogical Studies from Strathclyde University, a member of ASGRA (the Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives) and the Register of Qualified Genealogists

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Sat 14.30 Getting started: how to use birth, marriage & death certificates for family history 🌱 Getting to grips with 18/19th century Naval records ‘Crack the Code’: Learn to read old handwriting using the document as your key.  Recognise archaic letter forms in both English and Scots, and acquire the skills to extend abbreviations painlessly to be able to read any document you choose Finding, reading and understanding wills for family history. Hands on practice in abstracting all the useful information found in probate documents.

Tracing your Windrush Roots and Beyond

Tutor

Mary Evans loves helping people solve their family history puzzles on the Q&A pages of Family Tree, and has also worked as a researcher for the 'Who Do You Think You Are?' TV series

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Les Mitchinson is a professional researcher, the Director of Training at the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies (IHGS), vice chair of AGRA and RQG member. Les previously served a full career with the Royal Navy

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Susie Douglas has recently completed an MLitt in  Family and Local History. An AGRA Associate, she also runs family history research company Borders Ancestry, and is founder of #AncestryHour on Twitter

Click here to book your place via email.

Else Churchill is the Genealogist at the SoG responsible for the SoG’s outreach and education programme.

Click here to book your place via email.

Adrian Stone

Click here to book your place via email.

           
Sat 15.30 Getting started: how to search for records on MyHeritage.com 🌱 Getting to grips with 18/19th century Army records Putting it all together: how to combine DNA and papertrail results in your family history research First steps in reading and understanding manorial records Researching black British family history: Advice on first steps, key records, DNA, and ways to overcome obstacles to find your roots
Tutor

Daniel Horowitz is the Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, the leading global destination for discovering, preserving and sharing family history and DNA, liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers and media, and lecturing around the world

Click here to book your place via email.

Les Mitchinson is a professional researcher, the Director of Training at the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies (IHGS), vice chair of AGRA and RQG member. Les previously served a full career with the Royal Navy

Click here to book your place via email.

Karen Evans has a longtime love the Regency period. In recent years her family history interest has taken her to explore DNA – find her regular column explaining DNA in layman's language for family historians in every issue of Family Tree

Click here to book your place via email.

Alec Tritton is a long-time member of the SoG and regularly teaches various SoG courses and lectures

Click here to book your place via email.

Dr Penny Walters is a university guest lecturer, and author of 'Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy' and mother of children with black heritage, so has personal experience of his fascinating aspect of research

Click here to book your place via email.