Pam Smith - Family Tree Live speaker profile


21 February 2019
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Learn about a unique approach to research and record the history of a place

Learn about a unique approach to research and record the history of a place


Pam Smith will be speaking on ‘Restoring a community – the Rillington one-place study’ at Family Tree Live


Introducing Pam Smith’s talk:

In her presentation Pam Smith will utilise family and local history data from a variety of primary and secondary sources to reconstitute a multi-dimensional community from Domesday to present day.

Pam Smith’s research approach will demonstrate how – by using a unique database application to capture and consider the archival records, oral history, maps, old postcards and photographs – the story of the ancient parish of Rillington, North Yorkshire can be told once more.

This talk illustrates how a bespoke local history archive was created, enabling the outcomes of population levels, migration, mortality and occupations to be examined alongside family history and house history. In addition it will show family historians the benefits of using a study to locate ancestors and research their ‘local world’.


This talk is for you if you’re keen to master the skills and approach needed to undertake an indepth local history project, or if you wish to enhance your family history by learning about your ancestors’ locality.

Suitable for family history researchers with some experience, intermediate to advanced


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Come along to Family Tree Live find out more…

Pam Smith will be speaking at 13.00 on Saturday 27 April 2019


Mini bio:

Pam Smith is a professional genealogist, AGRA member, manager of the Rillington One-Place Study in North Yorkshire and content lead for Name and Place.

How to catch the Family Tree Live talks

The talks are included in your all-inclusive Family Tree Live ticket price. To find out more about this brand new family history event at Alexandra Palace, click here!


Plan your day out

To download the programme of talks just click here!

Go to click Family Tree Live, then Lectures & Workshops


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