Creating a Family History Website

12:15 - 13:00

Not all of us are geeks, so how can you easily share your research on a online while not being an IT guru? Come along and hear why it is worth sharing your research and explore a range of websites to do so, easily and for free.

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Researching 20th Century Welsh Ancestors

11:15 - 12:00

A talk about what sources are available online and in archive offices to help research Welsh ancestors during the 20th century, some researchers may have difficulty searching this period, therefore, the sources mentioned will help them get beyond brick walls and help solve some of the problems encountered. Data Protection and Copyright will also be touched upon.

Living DNA

David Nicholson - Managing Director of Living DNA. Having been involved in DNA testing for over 15 years, David was the first person to bring a commercial DNA testing company to Who Do You Think You Are in 2006. With a passion for taking complex genetics and making it simple he presents on a behind the scenes view of DNA testing for family history and what fine scale analysis now offers.

 

High Definition Ancestry DNA Testing in the UK

10:15 - 11:00

Go behind the scenes with Living DNA and discover the journey your sample goes on, including the ultra high definition methods that allow our team to not only pinpoint your ancestry into 21 regions of the UK but also discover how we let you explore your ancestry at different points in history. Discover how each wave of migration has affected your ancestors and understand how this tool is proving incredibly useful for family history reserach. During the talk we will also address the important issue of privacy and security of your genetic information

In Pursuit of Lot’s! Using Forenames to Build the Family Tree

16:15 - 17:00

All too often I have accepted the given names without much thought about the choice of those names. In this talk I will demonstrate how paying more attention to the usual and unusual naming patterns within the family can:
- provide a shortcut to tracking individual families within the ancestral family
- demonstrate migration patterns of both the ancestral and the collateral family within the UK and globally
- evidence a link to a significant family event that triggered the introduction of the unusual surname

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Waacs, Wrens and Penguins: Non-Nursing Women serving with the Armed Forces from 1917

15:15 - 16:00

2017 marks the centenary of women serving in the military forces (in a non-nursing capacity). This workshop examines the WAAC, WRNS and WRAF; their service in two world wars through to integrated service today, and points you to the resources to research them

Genealogical Problem Solving: Two Rules and Five Steps

14:15 - 15:00

Presents a process for solving genealogical problems based on two fundamental rules which are implemented in a systematic five-step sequence. Applicable to all varieties of genealogical problems

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13:15 - 14:00

Getting the Most out of ScotlandsPeople

12:15 - 13:00

This talk is about the new ScotlandsPeople website.  The talk will include helpful hints and tips for searching your Scottish ancestors on the website.

Where Did They Come From and Why?

11:15 - 12:00

Our ancestors were more migratory than we tend to think – over both short and long distances within Britain. This talk will look at reasons why people moved and the mechanics of their migration, together with an overview of sources which can help to trace their movements.

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