Top five online family history events: May 2021

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29 April 2021
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Looking for genealogy inspiration? Check out Family Tree's pick of five events taking place this May.

1. Family history software for the Mac, 1 May

Do you use an iPad, iPhone, MacBook or Apple desktop to research your family history? Learn more about the software packages that are available for you to use on your Apple devices. Join Graham Walter for a two-hour tutorial and find out what options you have for software that is specifically designed for you to store your family history information. The talk starts at 10.30am and costs £15. Book here.

2. The flour dealer: travel & politics in Georgian England, 1 May

Manchester Ancestors present a Zoom talk by Hilary Hartigan that tells the story of one inhabitant of Manchester whose personal history reveals the story and reality of travel and politics in Georgian England. Carriages and barges, poverty and petitions, grains and grievances, just an ordinary trader in Manchester? Starts 2pm. Free of charge, book here.

3. Finding death and burial records in the United States of America, 6 May

A one-hour talk looking at where sources for US death, burial and obituaries can be found and used, led for the Society of Genealogists by Dr David McDonald, president of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Runs 6pm-7pm. £10. Book here.

4. Besoms, battledores, bedsteads and bum rolls: the role of women in the 17th century, 12 May

Historian Janet Few (delivering her talk in costume as Mistress Agnes) takes a look at the many tasks of the Stuart housewife, 

including cooking, cleaning, making and laundering clothes and maintaining the garden. Runs 7.30pm-8.30pm. Tickets £12. Book here.


QUICK LINK: The House History Show - 15 May 2021


5. FACHRS 2021 online conference, 15 May 2021

An online conference presented by the Family & Community Historical Research Society, titled ‘The Starvation Act?’ The Poor Law Amendment Act 1834. There are five talks and the event runs 9.30am - 6pm. Entry £5. To book, visit the FACHRS website.