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Guild Conference & AGM

 

39th Annual Conference – National Treasures

Cedar Court Hotel, Denby Dale Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield, WF4 3QZ

Friday 23rd March – Sunday 25th March 2018

This event is now closed

Stands are anticipated from:

  • Archives for Yorkshire
  • Guild One Name Studies – Book sale, Member’s website project
  • Ministry of Defence
  • National Fairground and Circus Museum
  • The Gazette (Sunday only)
  • Yorkshire Group of Family History Societies
  • Yorkshire Indexers

Main Programme

Friday 23rd March 2018

14:00 onwards
(Foyer)
Registration
For those who are interested a chance to visit West Yorkshire History Centre.
15:00 – 16:00
(Hawthorne Suite)
Introduction to The Members’ Websites WIKI
Jim Benedict( 4789) – TNG team leader
16:00 – 17:00
(Hawthorne Suite)
Mining Disasters: Rescue and Recovery
Anne Bradley – National Coal Mining Museum
17:00 – 18:00
(Pine Room)
General Help Clinic
An opportunity to have an informal face to face discussion with fellow Guild members about anything associated with One-Name Studies.

18:00
(Cedar Suite)

Buffet
19:30
(Cedar Suite)
Quiz

Saturday 24th March 2018

07:30 – 10:30
(Restaurant 85)
Breakfast
09:00
(Cedar Suite)

Annual General Meeting

10:30 – 11:00
(Cedar Suite)

Morning Coffee

11:00 – 12:00
(Cedar Suite)
The West Riding Registry of Deeds
David Morris – Archivist, West Yorkshire History Centre
12:00 – 13:30
(Restaurant 85)
Lunch
Committee Meeting (Pine Room)
13:30 – 14:30
(Cedar Suite)
Divine Inspiration: Family History and Archbishops’ Registers
Gary Brannan – Access Archivist, Borthwick Institute for Archives
14:30 – 15:30
(Cedar Suite)
Driver, Draughtman, Cleaner, Clerk: Discovering your railway family at the National Railway Museum
Peter Thorpe and Angélique Bonamy
15:30 – 16:00
(Cedar Suite)
 Afternoon Tea
16:00 – 17:00
(Cedar Suite)
Researching Family & Local History using the Daily Herald Archive
Kirsty Fife – Curator of Library and Archives, National Science and Media Museum
17:00 – 17-30
(Oak/Hawthorne Suite)
Post Holders meeting with Paul Howes
19:00
(Cedar Suite)
Reception
19:30
(Cedar Suite)
Conference Dinner
After dinner speaker Guild Patron Peter O’Donoghue

Sunday 25th March 2018

07:45 – 09:30
(Restaurant 85)
Breakfast
08:45 – 09:15
(Oceans Suite)
Ecumenical Service
09:30 – 10:30
(Cedar Suite)
Eating the Elephant – Records Management and Service Personnel Records in the UK Ministry of Defence – Paul Stevenson
10:30 – 11:00
(Cedar Suite)
Morning Coffee
11:00 – 12:00
(Cedar Suite)
Searching The Gazette
Brian Bush, Business Development Manager
12:00 – 13:30
(Restaurant 85)
Lunch
Regional Reps Meeeting (Oceans Suite)
13:30 – 14:30
(Cedar Suite)
The National Fairground and Circus Archive
Angela Haighton – Head of National Fairground and Circus Archive & Digital Humanities, Sheffield University Library
14:30 – 15:00
(Cedar Suite)
 Afternoon Tea
15:00 – 16:00
(Cedar Suite)
The British Library at Boston Spa – A National Resource
Ben Sanderson, Head of Press and Communications, The British Library

16:00 – 16:30
(Cedar Suite)

Conference Close

Venue

The venue is the Cedar Court Hotel located at Denby Dale Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield, WF4 3QZ. Free parking is available for those arriving by car. If you can find any free time on the weekend, there is a swimming pool, Hot Spa bath, Turkish Steam room and state-of-the-art gym.

For further details, contact the conference organiser, or telephone the Guild HelpDesk on 0800 011 2182.


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