Seminar events Ancestors in Print Webinar Series *** this webinar series launches at 8.00pm [London, UK time] on Wednesday January 27th *** The ‘Ancestors in Print’ seminar originally scheduled for February 13th 2021 will now be an online seminar comprising 4 webinars. These will take place at 8.00pm (London, UK time) on Wednesdays from 27th January to 17th February 2021. This series will deal with printed sources that may be a useful resource for one-namers tracing the movements of their ancestors in this country and abroad. Two of the talks will deal with newspapers, looking at how our ancestors used them to keep in touch with those who stayed at home or moved abroad, and at worldwide collections which are free to use. The other two talks will look at name-rich printed directories and poll books in the collections of the Society of Genealogists, and at printed ephemera in the John Johnson Collection in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. The finalised programme is now detailed below. Each presentation will be recorded and will be accessible from the links below about three to five days after the live event. The recordings along with any available slides and lecture notes will also be accessible from the Past Seminars box to the right of (or below on mobiles) your screen within a few days following each seminar. These materials will be accessible to the public for a period of several weeks at which time they will remain accessible to members logged into the website. We will use the usual communication channels to advise once each recording is made available in this manner. You will need to register to take part in each webinar. Registration for all the webinars will open on Friday 15th January 2021. Please click on the title of each individual webinar to sign up. After you have finished watching the session(s) of interest we would appreciate your comments using the feedback form that will be placed here. Guild members don’t forget you can find all sessions, where recorded, from past Guild seminars and conferences accessed from the right of this page. Twitter #GuildPrint Provisional Programme 20:00 Wednesday Presentations available online January 27th Directories and Poll Books: Name-rich resources for the long 18th century in the library of the Society of Genealogists and elsewhere Else Churchill Genealogist, Society of Genealogists, London February 3rd News from Home: finding the diaspora in newspapers Aoife O’Connor Head of Project and Programme Management at FindMyPast and the British Newspaper Archive February 10th Ephemeral Names: printed ephemera as a resource for one-name historians with particular reference to the John Johnson Collection at the Bodleian Library, Oxford Julie Anne Lambert Librarian of the John Johnson Collection, Bodleian Library, Oxford February 17th In Print – Here, There and Everywhere: Newspaper Collections in National Libraries worldwide Michelle Patient Genealogist and one of the DNA consultants for the Australian SBS TV series Every Family has a Secret. In addition we invite you to view (or review) the 2018 Guild Webinar Series about the Guild and One-Name Studies. Click here. If you need any further information please email email@example.com or telephone the Guild Help Desk on 0800 011 2182. What viewers said about the recent virtual seminars: Thank you for putting these sessions online I love these webinars – I really value being able to attend from home; thank you so much to all of SemSub for making this possible Good to be able to reach a wider audience on the day of the “seminar” I have found this webinar series varied and most interesting, combining the approaches of genealogists and those more interested in what bulk data can reveal; the series has been very well organised, and for a newer member an excellent introduction to the group and its interests I have enjoyed this series as it has exposed my mind to wider thoughts I enjoyed the fact that I could participate from home; yes, it’s nice to mingle at Guild seminars, but this is SO much more accessible One of the best things about the Guild is their seminars Missed the “meeting other members” element of a seminar Looking forward to the day when we can once again meet in person Missed meeting up with delegates over dinner the evening before an “in person” seminar Other events For details of other events organised by the Guild, go to the Events Calendar.