16:15 - 17:00

Keith will draw upon the research carried out for his History Press book – A Tommy in the family – and subsequent research on over 200 sporting north east soldiers to isolate research problems and examine ways of presenting completed material. He will concentrate in particular on working online and using material available at The National Archives. The talk should be suitable for beginners as well as those who have already carried out research into First World War ancestors in the army, navy or air force.

Keith Gregson

Over the last thirteen years Keith Gregson has made a living as a writer, historian and musician. He has an award winning degree in history and was in charge of teaching the subject at secondary level for over thirty years. Recently he has specialised in writing and talking about family history and has written a number of commissioned books and major articles on the subject. His ‘Tommy in the Family; First World War family history and Research Tips’ (The History Press 2014) was well received and he writes a monthly column on the First World War for ‘Family Tree’ magazine