Family Tree Live - Research skills 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:  

Friday's schedule for research skills workshops…

  Friday 17 April
10.30am Learn to master old handwriting with Susie Douglas: Gain new palaeography skills to improve your genealogy research skills How to analyse military family photos & medals with Graham Bandy: Learn how to spot clues about uniforms, badges, medals etc and discover more about your family service personnel
11.30am Exploring libraries and their value in genealogical research with Julie Goucher: This presentation enables us to explore a variety of different library types and highlights some examples that can be used for genealogical research Latin for family historians with Sylvia Dibbs: Get to grips with the essentials, to enable you to glean clues from Latin family history records 
12.30pm Family history books online with Sharon Hintze: Discover a range of free online resources readily available to help you research your ancestors' lives Ethical dilemmas in genealogy with Dr Penny Walters: Finding unexpected DNA relatives and the police apprehending suspected serial killers has led to a rapid rise in ethical dilemmas within genealogy. Many family historians work on their own and welcome the opportunity to air these concerns. A discussion.
1.30pm Searching for ancestors when you’re adopted: have you ever found your ‘real’ family with Dr Penny Walters: Learn how adoptees can obtain their adoption paperwork, how to identify relatives through DNA testing, and look at ethical dilemmas Smashing brickwalls with Dave Annal: Discover new approaches to help you tackle and solve your research problems 
2.30pm Recording and collecting your family stories with David Ryan: How to plan your own family oral history project Royal Naval Ancestors - Five must use records with Les Mitchison: Covering in detail five records other than service records that will broaden your research into your Naval ancestors

 

Saturday's schedule for research skills workshops…

  Saturday 18 April
10.30am Using the FAN method with Else Churchill: Discover how to research your ancestors' Families, Associates and the Network they moved in Weddings, work and welfare: parish life for family historians with Dr Gill Draper: Open up fresh ways to research your forebears’ lives and work using church and kirk records, from the Middle Ages to the 19th century
11.30am How to analyse military family photos & medals with Graham Bandy: Learn how to spot clues about uniforms, badges, medals etc and discover more about your family service personnel Tips and techniques for breaking down brick walls with Amelia Bennett: Taking brick wall examples, interactively look at various methods and approaches to solving a genealogy problem
12.30pm Preserving and conserving our research for the future with Jackie Depelle: a 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 A statistical tool for genealogy with Vincenzo Alfano: Are humanities condemned to not benefit from statistical modelling? Discover a ready-to-use tool to improve your genealogy research!
1.30pm Latin for family historians with Sylvia Dibbs: Get to grips with the essentials, to enable you to glean clues from Latin family history records How to find out about your local area with Dr Sadie McMullon: Master some pointers about how to research the local area both online, in the archives and in secondary sources
2.30pm Learn how to read 19th century handwriting with Dr Janet Few: Struggling to read the documents that you come across in your research? Hints and strategies for deciphering 19th century documents Finding parish registers with Caroline Norton: Explore the whereabouts of these vital family history records 

 

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.