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Feb 162017
 

What’s My Line? Seminar

Leasingham Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Leasingham, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 8LB

09:30am for 10:00am on Saturday 6th May 2017

This seminar will focus on a range of specific occupations, including stonemasons and administrative roles such as the Georgian clergy and legal professions, online datasets and a different approach to occupation research.

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Programme

09:30 – 10:00 Arrival: Registration and Coffee
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome to the Seminar – Alan Moorhouse
10:10 – 11:10 The Work of a Stonemason – Paul Ellis (Lincoln Cathedral)
11:10 – 11:25 Comfort Break
11:25 – 12:25 By the Sweat of Thy Brow: learning how your ancestor earned his bread – Sharon Hintze (Director, London Family History Centre)
12:25 – 13.25 Lunch Break
13:25 – 13.55 19th Century Boom and Bust: trade directories and other sources for businesses – Jackie Depelle (Seminar Sub-Committee)
13:55 – 14:00 Comfort Break
14:00 – 15:00 Online Occupation Sources and Datasets – Myko Clelland (Find My Past)
15:00 – 15:30 Tea Break
15:30 – 16.30 The Professions of Georgian England – Dr John Manterfield
16.30 Close of Seminar

 

Applications to attend are welcome from Guild members, family historians, genealogists, and members of the general public having an interest in the subject matter.

The seminar cost including refreshments and buffet lunch is £18.00.

Leasingham is 3 miles from Sleaford station with trains from Grantham and Newark. If you will be travelling by train to Sleaford please contact us for help in finding a lift from the station.  There is a train departing London King’s Cross at 7.30am arriving Sleaford 9.17am. The return train departs Sleaford 5.13pm and arrives London King’s Cross at 7.29pm.

We would like to ensure that any delegate with a disability can participate fully in this event.  Anyone with any special requirements should telephone the Guild Help Desk on 0800 011 2182 or email .

An accommodation listing, including details of a Friday evening meal, is available here.

Joining instructions will be available here on or shortly after the booking closing date. 

Booking

To book on this seminar, you can use our our online form¹ in any of three ways:

  • Book online and pay online via PayPal or credit card;
  • For Guild members, book online and pay by direct bank transfer through your bank, quoting the reference number on the form (this is the method which represents the least cost to the Guild);
  • Fill in the booking form online, then print it and send it through the post with your cheque.

Alternatively, you can download our booking form flyer, which can be printed, filled-in, and posted, with a cheque to:
Alan Moorhouse, [Seminar Bookings], 8 Strachans Close, STROUD, Gloucestershire, GL5 3EB.

Bookings close on 23rd April 2017. All bookings will be confirmed by email, with full joining instructions, on or shortly after this date.

Further information may be obtained by telephoning the Guild HelpDesk on 0800 011 2182, or by email to .

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Nov 152016
 

The Name of the Game Seminar

Bearley Village Hall, Snitterfield Road, Bearley, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire CV37 0SR

09:30am for 10:00am on Saturday 11th February 2017

Time for another seminar to attract those thinking about starting a one-name study and to inspire others to progress with their studies.  As well as looking at the support and resources provided by the Guild through its website, this seminar will consider the use of official records and social media for one-name studies.  There will be advice on managing a surname project and the day will conclude with highlights from different aspects of an established study.

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Programme

09:30 – 10:00 Arrival: Registration and Coffee
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome to the Seminar – Sue Thornton-Grimes
10:10 – 11:10 Discovering Archives at the County Record Office – David Hodgkinson (Warwickshire Record Office)
11:10 – 11:20 Comfort Break
11:20 – 12:35 A Walk Around the Website and Setting Up Your Profile Page – Kim Baldacchino (Guild Webmaster)
12:35 – 13.35 Lunch Break
13:35 – 14.35 Social Media for One-Name Studies – Debbie Kennett (Guild Social Network Coordinator)
14:35 – 14:50 Comfort Break
14:50 – 15:35 Managing A One-Name Study – Rod Clayburn (Seminar Sub-Committee)
15:35 – 16:00 Tea Break
16:00 – 16.45 More to a One-Name Study than a List of Names – Alan Moorhouse (Seminar Sub-Committee)
16.45 Close of Seminar

 

Applications to attend are welcome from Guild members, family historians, genealogists, and members of the general public having an interest in the subject matter.

The seminar cost including refreshments and buffet lunch is £18.00.

If you will be travelling by train to Stratford please contact us for help in finding a lift from the station.  There is a station at Bearley itself (approximately 4 minutes walk to the venue) but train services are limited.

We would like to ensure that any delegate with a disability can participate fully in this event.  Anyone with any special requirements should telephone the Guild Help Desk on 0800 011 2182 or email .

An accommodation listing, including details of a Friday evening meal, is available here.

Joining instructions are now available here

Booking

To book on this seminar, you can use our our online form¹ in any of three ways:

  • Book online and pay online via PayPal or credit card;
  • For Guild members, book online and pay by direct bank transfer through your bank, quoting the reference number on the form (this is the method which represents the least cost to the Guild);
  • Fill in the booking form online, then print it and send it through the post with your cheque.

Alternatively, you can download our booking form flyer, which can be printed, filled-in, and posted, with a cheque to:
Alan Moorhouse, [Seminar Bookings], 8 Strachans Close, STROUD, Gloucestershire, GL5 3EB.

Bookings close on 29th January 2017. All bookings will be confirmed by email, with full joining instructions, on or shortly after this date.

Further information may be obtained by telephoning the Guild HelpDesk on 0800 011 2182, or by email to .

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Aug 152016
 

Care and Consideration Seminar

National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ

09:30am for 10:00am on Saturday 5th November 2016

This seminar is being held at the greatest railway museum in the world and home to the UK’s national rail collection and we will look at records and their preservation, copyright and children’s homes. There will be an opportunity over the lunch period to visit the Search Engine railway archive and library at NRM and on Friday November 4th an optional visit has been arranged to the Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, with a guided tour and document display at 1.30pm.

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Programme

09:30 – 10:00 Arrival: Registration and Coffee
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome to the Seminar – Jackie Depelle
10:15 – 11:15 Exploring the Retreat Archive – Dr Katherine Webb (Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York)
11:15 – 11:30 Comfort Break
11:30 – 12:30 Copyright – Help or Hindrance in the Electronic World – Rev. Graham Cornish, Copyright Consultant (The Copyright Circle)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
  (including opportunities to visit the museum galleries or attend a free talk with document display at 12.40 or 13.20 in The Search Engine)
14:00 – 15:00 Caring for Your Digital Records – Stefanie Davidson, Records Management, Collections and Digital Archives Co-ordinator (West Yorkshire Archive Service)
15:00 – 15:30 Tea Break
15:30 – 16:30

No Place Like Home – Researching Children’s Homes and Their Records – Peter Higginbotham

16:30 Close of Seminar
16.30 – 18.00 (Opportunity to visit the museum galleries before they close)

 

Applications to attend are welcome from Guild members, family historians, genealogists, and members of the general public having an interest in the subject matter.

The seminar cost including refreshments and buffet lunch is £22.50.

Free parking has been arranged at the venue for seminar delegates.

If you will be travelling by train the Railway Museum is just a few minutes (half mile) walk from York station but please contact us if you will need a lift from the station.

Places are limited to 30 for the optional Friday visit to the Borthwick Institute for Archives for a guided tour with document display at 1.30pm (for which a nominal charge will be made) and 2 groups of 15 for the free Saturday lunchtime talk in The Search Engine ; if you would like a place on either of these options please email once you have made your booking for the actual seminar.

We would like to ensure that any delegate with a disability can participate fully in this event.  Anyone with any special requirements should telephone the Guild Help Desk on 0800 011 2182 or email

An accommodation listing, including details of a Friday evening meal, is available here.

Joining instructions are available here.

Booking

To book on this seminar, you can use our our online form¹ in any of three ways:

  • Book online and pay online via PayPal or credit card;
  • For Guild members, book online and pay by direct bank transfer through your bank, quoting the reference number on the form (this is the method which represents the least cost to the Guild);
  • Fill in the booking form online, then print it and send it through the post with your cheque.

Alternatively, you can download our booking form flyer, which can be printed, filled-in, and posted, with a cheque to:
Alan Moorhouse, [Seminar Bookings], 8 Strachans Close, STROUD, Gloucestershire, GL5 3EB.

Bookings close on 23rd October 2016. All bookings will be confirmed by email, with full joining instructions, on or shortly after this date.

Further information may be obtained by telephoning the Guild HelpDesk on 0800 011 2182, or by email from

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May 292016
 

DNA Seminar

National Star College, Ullenwood, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9QU

09:30am for 10:00am on Saturday 13th August 2016

We return to Cheltenham for a long overdue DNA seminar, starting with a headline talk on Richard III by Dr Turi King of the University of Leicester.  We will then offer two parallel streams with sessions aimed at different levels of experience: Starting Out/Basics (B) and Intermediate/Advanced (A), and concluding with an Advanced/Expert (E) session.  All sessions will be led by leading DNA experts from within and without the Guild.  The day will conclude with a Wrap Up Session/Q+A panel with many of the day’s speakers and other experts.

Programme

09:30 – 10:00 Arrival: Registration and Coffee
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome to the Seminar – Alan Moorhouse
10:10 – 11:10 Richard III: The Resolution of a 500 Year Old Cold Case – Dr Turi King (University of Leicester)
11:10 – 11:20 Comfort Break
11:20 – 12:20 B1 – DNA Basics for Beginners – Geoff Swinfield
  A1 – Promoting Your Y Project – Debbie Kennett
12:20 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 B2 – Starting Your Y DNA Project – John Cleary
  A2 – Understanding Y DNA Results and Grouping People – Maurice Gleeson
14:30 – 15:00 Tea Break
15:00 – 16:00 B3/A3 – Using Autosomal DNA – Barbara Griffiths
  E1 – Advanced Y DNA Testing – James Irvine
16:00 – 16:10 Comfort Break
16:10 – 16:45 Wrap Up Session/Q+A – (Panel)
16:45 Close of Seminar

 

Applications to attend are welcome from Guild members, family historians, genealogists, and members of the general public having an interest in the subject matter.

Seminar cost including refreshments and buffet lunch is £20.00.

We would like to ensure that any disabled delegate can participate fully in this event; National Star College is a fully accessible venue.

If you will be travelling by train please contact us for help finding a lift from Cheltenham or Gloucester station.

Anyone with any special requirements should telephone the Guild Help Desk on 0800 011 2182 or email

An accommodation listing is available here.

Joining instructions are now available here.

Booking

To book on this seminar, you can use our our online form¹ in any of three ways:

  • Book online and pay online via PayPal or credit card;
  • For Guild members, book online and pay by direct bank transfer through your bank, quoting the reference number on the form (this is the method which represents the least cost to the Guild);
  • Fill in the booking form online, then print it and send it through the post with your cheque.

Alternatively, you can download our booking form flyer, which can be printed, filled-in, and posted, with a cheque to:
Alan Moorhouse, [Seminar Bookings], 8 Strachans Close, STROUD, Gloucestershire, GL5 3EB.

Bookings close on 31st July 2016. All bookings will be confirmed by email, with full joining instructions, on or shortly after this date.

Further information may be obtained by telephoning the Guild HelpDesk on 0800 011 2182, or by email from

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Feb 162016
 

Creating and Developing Your Website Seminar

Beauchamp College, Ridgeway, Oadby, Leicestershire, LE2 5TP

09:30am for 10:00am on Saturday 9th July 2016

This seminar is now fully booked, but if you still want to attend, please email to be added to a waiting list in case of cancellations.

The aim of this much-requested seminar is to guide members who wish to create their own one-name study website or to develop an existing site. Participants will be helped to clarify their aims in having a website and from there to consider the content and the design of such a site. Members will then be able to choose which tools might be best for their purposes, content and design. The options for hosting your website will be examined, including the Members’ Websites Project.

Programme

09:30 – 10:00 Arrival: Registration and Coffee
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome to the Seminar – Paul Featherstone (Featherstone ONS)
10:10 – 11:10 Purpose, Content and Design: Interactive Session – Mike Spathaky (Cree ONS)
11:10 – 11:30 Comfort Break
11:30 – 12:30 Methods and Tools: Choosing break-out sessions – Paul Featherstone (Featherstone ONS)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Break-Out Session 1 – WordPress, TNG, Moonfruit, Family Historian and Tribal Pages – (session leads TBA)
14:30 – 14:40 Comfort Break
14:40 – 15:40 Break-Out Session 2 – WordPress, TNG, Moonfruit, Family Historian and Tribal Pages – (session leads TBA)
15:40 – 16:15 Tea Break
16:15 – 16:45 Final Q+A – (Panel)
16:45 Close of Seminar

 

Applications to attend are welcome from Guild members, family historians, genealogists, and members of the general public having an interest in the subject matter.

Seminar cost including refreshments and buffet lunch is £18.00.

We would like to ensure that any disabled delegate can participate fully in this event.

If you will be travelling by train please contact us for help finding a lift from Leicester station.

Anyone with any special requirements should telephone the Guild Help Desk on 0800 011 2182 or email

An accommodation listing is now available here.

Joining instructions for the seminar are now available here.

Booking

This seminar is fully booked, but if you still want to attend, please email to be added to a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Further information may be obtained by telephoning the Guild HelpDesk on 0800 011 2182, or by email from


¹Please note, when booking on a seminar either by post or online, the Guild’s “Distance Selling” terms and conditions.

Other events

For details of other events organised by the Guild, go to the Events Calendar.

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