Celebrity Talk - Behind the Scenes of Danny Dyer's Episode

10:15 - 11:00

Meet the team behind Danny Dyer’s extraordinary episode of WDYTYA?.  They’ll reveal the surprising twists and turns that Danny’s research took, from his working-class roots in London’s East End to a stately home and the heart of the Tudor Court.  

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Civil Registration and census Indexes?

14:45 - 15:30

It can be totally frustrating to have a name that you cannot find in the Civil Registration or Census Indexes for England and Wales. This lecture will explore the process that was used to create the indexes as well as showing by examples and the use of other sites how you can the missing ones.

I've Lost My Ancestor Before 1837. Where Did He Come From?

15:45 - 16:30

So often our ancestor's trail before 1837 goes cold because, although we may find his marriage and burial in the registers of a particular parish, there is no likely baptism for him in that parish or in neighbouring parishes. You may have found a potential baptism for him many miles away but how do you proceed? Should you consider the distant baptism as a possibility? If so how can you determine whether or not it is the right one and how can you be sure you have checked all the relevant records?

Tackling your London genealogy "brick walls"

16:45 - 17:30

Rosemary will use examples from both her own family history research and that of her clients, to show how to break down your ondon brick walls, by using a variety of different techniques, including thinking outside the box, understanding some of the more unusual record sources and cross-checking different source materials. Rosemary's talk will cover brick walls such as people missing from the census, missing birth and death records, name changes, changes of occupation, no marriage found for parents etc.

Celebrity Talk - Tamzin Outhwaite

11:15 - 12:00
Experience Level: 
Beginner

Everyday Care and Conservation

12:15 - 13:00

Everyone has priceless Family History items, whether it is their own original Birth Certificate, a Family Bible, faded Sampler, creased photograph, cine film, video or digital image of a new baby. Libraries and Archives have skilled Conservators, specialist equipment, guidelines, policies and dedicated storage space. So what can the everyday Family History enthusiast really achieve to protect and preserve their own treasured items? What

Experience Level: 
Beginner

Key Note and Q&A: How Technology is Changing the Family Tree

13:15 - 14:30

A description of online resources, collaborative databases, DNA, along with a look into the "crystal ball" to forecast where all this is leading.

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Key Note and Q&A: How Technology is Changing the Family Tree

13:15 - 14:30

A description of online resources, collaborative databases, DNA, along with a look into the "crystal ball" to forecast where all this is leading.

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The Real Peaky Blinders

14:45 - 15:30

Stylish and dark, the ‘Peaky Blinders’ TV series is set in the backstreets of Birmingham after 1918 and tells of the rise to power of the Shelby Gang. But behind the fictional characters are real people whose lives were just as dramatic, bloody and compelling. One of them is Billy Kimber, a Brummie and leader of the Birmingham Gang. It dominated the protection rackets of the racecourses of England and fought violently with the Sabini Gang in the infamous and bloodstained racecourse wars of the 1920s.

Experience Level: 
Beginner

Divorced, Bigamist, Bereaved

15:45 - 16:30

It’s very likely that some of your ancestors married more than once over their lifetime. But why precisely? and what can their remarriages tell us? How likely was remarriage after a bereavement, and what social and legal factors affected that decision? Was divorce an easy way out of marriage? If people committed bigamy, what were the likely consequences for all concerned?