12:15 - 13:00

Once ancestors can be found in the 1911 census it becomes easier to roll them backwards and trace their families.  However open records in the period between us and 1911 don’t always overlap and cross-reference so easily as census and certificates do.  This talk will highlight what records are available, the surprising nature of what can be found and how to extend every piece of the jigsaw to bridge the gap.

Jackie Depelle

With a 17 year full-time Family History teaching career, Jackie Depelle is a keen supporter of volunteers through her role as Chairman of the Yorkshire Group of Family History Societies.  As well as tracing ancestors back through chronological sources, Jackie encourages and works to motivate researchers to put their ancestors in the context of their local and national history.
She is keen to promote the knowledge, enthusiasm and skills needed to accurately research and record Family History.