Family Tree Live - Next steps workshops

Family Tree Live

Alexandra Palace, London, 17th - 18th April 2020

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The workshop schedule is detailed below - book your place now!

Booking your place using the Ticket Factory website: simply scroll through the lecture and workshop listing on the Ticket Factory website (lectures are listed first, in time order, following by all workshops), or use the search facility at the top of the page to find your chosen lecture or workshop.

The workshops are split into the following categories:  

'Next steps' workshop programme is as follows… book your place now!

  Friday 17 April Saturday 18 April
10.30am Finding parish registers with Caroline Norton: Explore the whereabouts of these vital family history records 

Using Kirk Session records for family history research with Fergus Smith: Scottish Sheriff Court records are a vast yet neglected source for family history. This workshop will help you learn about the records of the Sheriff Courts in Scotland, what they contain, and how they can be used by family historians.

11.30am First steps in publishing your family history on the web with Paul Carter: Take this opportunity to learn how to publicise and share your research online! Introduction to surname research and one-name studies with Julie Goucher: Look into the depths of surname research and how understanding how that may contribute to our research and enable us to bring surnames alive
12.30pm Madness, mania and melancholia: our ancestors' mental health with Dr Janet Few: Discover how to find out about our ancestors who may have been mentally ill, together with details of the attitudes and ‘treatments’ of the past  
1.30pm Of mines and mills - learn about how your mine, mill and factory workers lived with Keith Gregson: Many researchers have mill, factory and mine workers in their families and this will help them to discover more about their working and social lives 5 documents that transformed my research with Adrian Stone: Using records in the archives to trace Black British history
2.30pm Preserving and conserving our research for the future with Jackie Depelle: Look at home conservation techniques, ideas for publication and sharing using standard genealogy techniques, as well as looking at some ideas for creating an heirloom for the future Natural phenomena (drought, volcanos, etc) and their effects on the lives of your ancestors with Wayne Shepheard: Examples of how different types of natural phenomena significantly impacted lives and livelihoods in the past centuries and how people responded or adapted

Lectures and workshops are included with admission, but booking is required, and places are reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. Programme may be subject to change.