Family history events - May 2022


30 March 2022
Enjoy a series of family history online and onsite events taking place during May 2022.


Five top tips for organising your DNA results, 3 May

An online Zoom class from North of Ireland FHS with Anne Johnston. This focus on provides practical tips to maximise successful cousin matching and gives a step-by-step guide to analysing your DNA test results. Cost £10. Starts 7pm. Book at Northern Ireland FHS website.

Spotlight on Oxfordshire DNA and surname projects, 4 May

The Guild of One-Name Studies presents a webinar with Richard Merry, Jessica Feinstein and Sue Honoré, who will speak about specific elements of the project, covering the history of the Oxfordshire DNA (Richard) and Surname (Sue) projects; the process and challenges of doing these interlinked projects; data collections – finding and managing them to support the projects; the process of creating a book on the topics (all) and getting it to publication (Jessica).Entry is free but you must pre-register here.

After dark: nights out in 1920s London, 11 May

Join historian Lucinda Gosling as she tells of the wonderful assembly of characters who inhabited the nocturnal world of 1920s London. Starts 7.30pm. ‘Pay what you can’ ticket model. Book here.


Sussex Family History Group conference and AGM, 7 May

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The 2022 Conference and AGM will include four speakers on subjects such as the industrial revolution, Sussex weather, Australian transportation and film & sound archives. Starts 9.30am. Cost £15. Book here.

Bramber House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9BJ

Sheffield & District FHS family history fair, 14 May

The Sheffield & District Family History Society Fair features talks, local family history societies & community history groups, and national exhibitors, as well as experts undertaking searches. Both admission and parking are free. 

Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Hotel, Sheffield. Full details available here.

Lancashire Steam Heritage Festival, 14-15 May

Lancashire Mining Museum hosts an event in partnership with Red Rose Steam Society. Plans include traction engines, tractors, miniature traction engines, fair organs, vintage bikes (courtesy of the Velocette Club), a steam loco on the 2ft gauge railway for the first time. 

Lancashire Mining Museum, Higher Green Lane, Astley Green, Tydesley, Manchester M29 7JB; website.