Christine Jolliffe - Family Tree Live speaker profile


25 January 2019
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Real-life case study: Tracking down an ancestor who had disappeared without a trace


Real-life case study: Tracking down an ancestor who had disappeared without a trace

Christine Jolliffe will be speaking on ‘Finding George’ at Family Tree Live


Introducing Christine Jolliffe’s talk:

You’ve traced your ancestor through censuses, but they disappear. You can’t find a death certificate. They seem to have disappeared without a trace. This is exactly what happened to Christine Jolliffe. In her presentation she’ll cover the steps she took to solve her family mystery.

This talk is about Christine Jolliffe’s 2x great grandfather and his journey, from being a labourer in a small village in Berkshire, to life in a penal colony in Tasmania.

In her presentation Christine Jolliffe will look at how crimes were reported and the clues she gleaned from indent papers, muster rolls, probation records and pardons.


This talk is for you if you enjoy learning from real-life case studies, gleaning tips and insights from a fellow family history researcher.

Suitable for many levels of family history researcher.


Come along to Family Tree Live find out more…

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Christine Jolliffe will be speaking at 14.30 on Saturday 27 April 2019


Mini bio:

Christine Jolliffe has been researching family trees since 2004. She recently retired from teaching to study for her MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies. Christine is a volunteer transcriber for the University of Portsmouth's Railway Work Life and Death project, based in the Modern Record Centre at the University of Warwick.


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