TALKS AND COURSES

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

 

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

1.  FRANCIS STENTON – fool for love?

2.  ABIATHAR HAWKES – the man who brought the Royal to Leamington

Family History

BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE – the problems caused by misleading facts and family stories

CIVIL REGISTRATION

FOLLOWING BREADCRUMBS – finding sources for family history

USING THE 1939 NATIONAL REGISTER: for local and family history research

BACK TO BASICS IN FAMILY HISTORY

INSIDE THE GRANITE MOUNTAIN – Using Familysearch.org

EMIGRATION SOURCES FOR FAMILY HISTORY

KNIGHT WORK – a quest for medieval ancestors

General History/Entertainments

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

LEAMINGTON AND THE FLYING CIRCUS – the birth of Air Travel

SIR THOMAS LODGE – merchant, adventurer, bankrupt, ancestor  NEW

GREETINGS FROM LADYSMITH – memoirs of a Boer War soldier NEW

RIOT AND REVOLUTION – ancestors in “Interesting Times”  NEW

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.


COMING SOON

FINDING WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED  – new for 2018

DOCUMENTS IN DEPTH series

An in-depth look at the various record sets used in family history and how to use them successfully for your research

PARISH REGISTERS

THE CENSUS AND OTHER HEADCOUNTS

WILLS AND PROBATE – Before and after 1858

QUARTER SESSIONS RECORDS

POOR LAW RECORDS

LAND AND TAX RECORDS

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