Janet Few – Family Tree Live speaker profile

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28 January 2019
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Janet Few will be speaking on ‘Early 20th century family history: some sources for tracing English families’ at Family Tree Live

How to trace ancestors 1900-1945

Dr Janet Few will be speaking on ‘Early 20th century family history: some sources for tracing English families’ at Family Tree Live

Introducing Janet Few’s talk:

We often neglect the 20th century as being ‘not really history’ but there is plenty to discover about individuals who lived between 1900 and 1945, as Janet Few will show.

 

Twentieth century research brings with it the difficulties of larger and more mobile populations, as well as records that are closed to view. In her presentation Dr Janet Few will take you through some well-known and less well-known sources that can bring those more recent ancestors to life and help to set them in their community context.

 

Amongst other sources, she will look at:

• The 1901 & 1911 Censuses (with hints on finding recalcitrant ancestors)

• Inland Revenue Valuation Office Returns of 1910

• 1939 register

• 1941 National Farm Survey.

 

This talk is for you if you would like to research the family history of your more recent family members, and learn about the official records to research to contribute knowledge to your family archive.

Suitable for many levels of family history experience.

 

Come along to Family Tree Live find out more…

Janet Few will be speaking at 14.30 on Friday 26 April 2019.

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Janet is also leading a workshop on 'Deciphering Victorian Handwriting' at 11.30am on Friday 26 April 2019.

 

Mini bio:

Dr Janet Few is an experienced family, social and community historian who has lectured across the English-speaking world. She is also an author of both historical fiction and non-fiction.

Find out more about her on her website here or follow her on Twitter @JanetFew

 

How to catch the Family Tree Live talks

The talks are included all-inclusive Family Tree Live ticket price. To find out more about this brand new family history event at Alexandra Palace on 26 and 27 April 2019, click here!

 

Plan your day out!

To download the programme of talks and workshops at Family Tree Live, click here!

 

Image of Janet Few in living history costume © Jo Rutherford Photography.