Three talks are schedule for the day:
Dr Nick Barrett entitled 'The Media and Family History'.
Nick is best known for his work on the BBC Who Do You Think You Are series and his appearances at the WDYTYA family history event at Olympia. Nick is a medieval historian who worked at the Public Record Office - now the National Archives and is one of the country’s leading family history researchers. Editor-in-Chief of Your Family History Magazine and he author of books on house and family history. Currently he is president of the Federation of Family History Societies and a trustee on the board of the Society of Genealogists.
Dr Ann Knief entitled 'The Bevin Boys'.
Dr Knief has a PhD in History from the University of Kent where she became interested in the Bevin Boys and chose them as the subject of her thesis. Dr Knief has subsequently researched other wartime occupations including Munitions Workers and Land Girls. She is a well known speaker throughout the South East and also lectures about stately houses and seaside towns in Kent.
Michael Gandy entitled 'Seeing it through their Eyes - Social History Customs.
Michael Gandy will be familiar to many of you as he is a frequent contributor to our Branch meetings and events. Michael has a long association with the Society of Genealogists and is currently editor of the Genealogists’ Magazine, the journal of the Society of Genealogists. Michael has been researching his own family history for over forty years.
Kent History Federation Annual Conference 2012 Headcorn-Headcorn Village Hall Saturday 12th May, 2012. 9.15am-4.30pm
The Kent History Federation Annual conference is hosted by the Headcorn Local History Society. Amongst the talks arranged for the day are Industry in the Weald of Kent 16th – 17th centuries only – Dr Michael Zell; Hop Cultivation in Wealden Kent and hop marketing in Southwark, 1744-2000 - Dr Celia Cordle; Headcorn at War – Tim Thomas, Chairman, Headcorn Local History Society. Guided tours also available. The program for the day can be downloaded at KHF Annual Conference For further information and how to book KFH Website
Lamorbey & Sidcup Local History Society have two talks on in February 2012:
7th February: Women in Print - Monty Parkin
21st February: Curiosities of the City of London - Stuart Robinson
Meetings are held at the St.Lawrence's Community Hall, Hamilton Road, Sidcup, and start at 7.15 p.m. Parking is free after 6 p.m. in the public car park opposite the church. Visitors are welcome - there is a fee of £2.50 which includes a drink and a biscuit. Further details can be found at Lamorbey and Sidcup LHS
There will be a variety of stalls and advisers for members and their guests to visit throughout the day including CAB Search (Family History Resources) and the Society bookstall and publications. For further information see NWKFHS AGM