Please note that this page is currently being revised to incorporate all the talks I offer. It may not be completely up to date when you visit please check back later. Thanks.
I offer a variety of talks from coffee break or lunchtime talks of around half an hour to full study days of around 4 hours and will travel up to 50 miles from Leamington Spa.
All travel expenses up to a distance of 10 miles from Leamington are free – above that they are charged at 25p per mile. Daytime events are preferred for those venues over 20 miles away.
I have my own projector and tabletop screen but will require access to a projector screen or a blank wall for larger groups.
I am prepared to negotiate prices for small groups. Please contact me by email.
COFFEE BREAK or LUNCHTIME TALKS
These consist of 20-30 minutes plus time for questions and cost £20 plus travel (if applicable).
EMMA STENTON – From Leamington to Calcutta
PREDATOR AND PREY – RFC pilots in the Great War
RATTLE IN A RED COAT? – Officers of the Napoleonic Wars
IN SEARCH OF THE SANDEMAN DON – the search for “George Masseot”
VOTING FROM THE FRONT – the 1918 election
FULL SIZE TALKS
These last for 45-50 minutes plus time for questions and cost £40 plus travel (if applicable).
Leamington Assembly Rooms Masters of the Ceremonies Series
2. ABIATHAR HAWKES – the man who brought the Royal to Leamington
BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE – the problems caused by misleading facts and family stories
FOLLOWING BREADCRUMBS – finding sources for family history
USING THE 1939 NATIONAL REGISTER – for local and family history research
INSIDE THE GRANITE MOUNTAIN – Using Familysearch.org
EMIGRATION SOURCES FOR FAMILY HISTORY
PREDATOR AND PREY – RFC pilots in the Great War (extended version)
RATTLE IN A RED COAT – Officers of the Napoleonic Wars
IN DEFENCE OF THE REALM – the RNAS in the Great War
SIR THOMAS LODGE – merchant, adventurer, bankrupt, ancestor
GREETINGS FROM LADYSMITH – memoirs of a Boer War soldier NEW
RIOT AND REVOLUTION – ancestors in “Interesting Times”
STUDY DAYS AND COURSES
These usually last about 4 hours with a break for lunch and time on the computer to explore what has been learned. They require access to a computer with an Ancestry subscription. Price on application.
They can also be run as 2-2.5 hour sessions with a break in the middle without the computer session. Contact me to discuss this.
MEET THE FAMILY
A beginners guide to starting your family history research
FINDING WW1 ANCESTORS
A series of case studies to illustrate the records available and how to use them.
FINDING WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED – new for 2018
An in-depth look at the various record sets used in family history and how to use them successfully for your research