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Jul 192017
 

West Country Wanderings Seminar

Teign Heritage Centre, 29 French Street, Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8ST

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

The broad spectrum of events in the West Country that led to the movement of people to and from the area will be covered in this seminar. We have five excellent speakers with good local knowledge who will provide interesting insights.

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Programme

09:30 – 10:00 Arrival: Registration and Coffee
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome to the Seminar – Julie Goucher
10:05 – 11:00 The Cornish Diaspora – Kim Baldacchino
11:00 – 11:02 Two Minutes Silence
11:02 – 11:10 Comfort Break
11:10 – 12:05 Farm, Fish, Faith or Family: Motivations for Emigration from North Devon 1830 – 1870 – Dr Janet Few
12:05 – 13.05 Lunch Break
13:05 – 14.00 Tracing the Devon Diaspora Through DNA – Debbie Kennett
14:00 – 14:10 Comfort Break
14:10 – 15:05 Clockmaker, Ship Builder, Empire Maker: A story of a Devon Family – Julie Goucher
15:05 – 15:30 Tea Break
15:30 – 16:25 The Quest for Land: West Dorset Migration to the United States 1820 – 1920 – Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard
16:25 – 16.45 Plenary Sessions and Final Q+A – Speaker 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.

The seminar cost including refreshments and buffet lunch is £19.00.

Teign Heritage Centre is across the road from Teignmouth station and there is parking in the railway car park which costs £3.90 all day (free for blue badge holders).

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 is available here.  A number of delegates and members of the organising committee will be staying Friday evening at the Premier Inn Newton Abbot and will meet for dinner at the adjacent Grandstand Beefeater restaurant.

Full joining instructions will be available here on or shortly after the seminar booking closing date.

What delegates said particularly impressed them about the most recent Guild seminar at Chartham on July 15th 2017:
  • As ever, a very well organised event
  • Speakers all excellent
  • Location, venue, keeping to time and organisation
  • Excellent topics
  • Meeting other Guild members
  • Lunch superb
  • Friendliness and interesting presentations
  • All very smooth
  • Well organised throughout, excellent lunch
  • Quality of speakers good
  • Seminar organisation, food and catering

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 October 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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May 092017
 

Catalogues, Collections and ArChives Seminar

Chartham Village Hall, Station Road, Chartham, Kent CT4 7JA

09:30am for 10:00am on Saturday 15th July 2017

East Kent is rich in records for family historians and others and we visit Canterbury, home of Canterbury Cathedral Archives, whose records go back to the 8th century.  We have assembled specialist speakers from the Kent area that should interest all attendees.   With an optional visit to Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library along with the possibility of a guided tour of the Cathedral this seminar will appeal to all.

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Programme

09:30 – 10:00 Arrival: Registration and Coffee
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome to the Seminar – David Burgess
10:10 – 11:10 Church records over the centuries: the collection of Canterbury Catherdral Archives – Cressida Williams (Canterbury Cathedral Archivist)
11:10 – 11:20 Comfort Break
11:20 – 12:20 Using Canterbury’s Civic Records to uncover the lives of late Medieval Townspeople – Dr Sheila Sweertingburgh
12:20 – 13.15 Lunch Break
13:15 – 14.15 Probate Records and East Kent’s unrivalled Collections – Dr David Wright
14:15 – 14:25 Comfort Break
14:25- 15:00 Presenting Your Statistics – Dr Nikki Brown
15:00 – 15:30 Tea Break
15:30 – 16.30 When in Want or Distress: the records of the Parish Overseer – Peter Ewart
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 £20.00.

Chartham is 4 miles from Canterbury and easily reached by train from Canterbury West or Ashford International.  Chartham village hall is a few minutes walk from the station and there is ample car parking.

On the afternoon of Friday 14th July there is the opportunity to visit the Cathedral Archives, with a further opportunity to visit, and join an optional private tour of, the Cathedral.  Further details with tour joining instructions are available here and booking requests should be emailed to .

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 choice of 2 Friday evening meals, is now available here. A number of delegates and members of the organising committee will be staying at the Travelodge Canterbury Dunkirk and will meet for dinner at the adjacent Sheila’s Kitchen restaurant.  The seminar organiser will be staying in Canterbury itself at The White House guest house and organising a table for dinner nearby at The Old Weavers Restaurant.

Full revised joining instructions are now available here; the level crossing in Chartham has now re-opened

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 2nd July2017. All bookings will be confirmed by email, with full joining instructions, on or shortly after this date.

**Although bookings officially closed on 2nd July we do still have some late availability places so on-line booking is still live**

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

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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 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 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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