Our ancestors were a lot more mobile than many give them credit for and they moved within the UK but many also moved overseas either for work or hope of a better life. This lecture will explore the online resources that you can use to trace their migration including records and resources that may be of use in the countries that they moved to.

Our distinguished panellists, who include Else Churchill from the Society of Genealogists and Sharon Tomlin from the London Family History Centre and Roger Kershaw from The National Archives, will further explore the subject in the following Q&A session and take questions from the floor.

Our speaker, John Hanson, was a Systems Specialist in the banking industry before taking early retirement in 2001. He has been researching his family history for the past 30 years and has used computers and the Internet for his research since their early days.

He is the researcher for the Halsted Trust and has been a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies for nearly 20 years. John's speciality is the census and is the author of “Getting The Best From The 1911 Census”. He now writes, lectures and teaches family history and was also made a Fellow of the Society of Genealogists in 2005 for “Services to Genealogy”.

The Keynote Workshop will take place on Friday 22nd November from 2.30pm - 4.15pm.
Tickets will cost £3 and can be bought when booking your ticket to the show or on the day of the event. You can purchase your tickets here