List of Workshops run by the Library 2016
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54 - April 20th 2016 :- “An Investigation into the Records Available to Research the Lives of 19th Century Soldiers” :- Today even the less fortunate members of society enjoy benefits that would have been unheard of during the C19th. Is it therefore any wonder that the Recruiting Sergeant in his smart red coat with shiny buttons was able to persuade the impoverished country labourer to take the “King’s Shilling” and enjoy good food, foreign travel and adventure? The reality was in fact quite different as the volunteer would find out! - Barry Langridge
54A – April 27th 2016 :- “An Introduction to Family Historian - A Genealogy and Family Tree Software Computer Program” :- This workshop will provide an overview of this UK program. Content will include preferences, data entry, importing data from other programs, as well as introducing diagrams, reports and the adding of photos. It will also cover the method of recording sources and their respective citations. Aimed at beginners. - Brian Kirk
55 – May 18th 2016 :- “The 1939 Register” :– The Register can be used as a census substitute but, unlike other census', it is not a snapshot in time but an evolving document which continued to be updated for some years after WW2. We will examine what it contains and discuss any problems you may have encountered when using it. - Christine Hills
55A – May 25th 2016 :- “Your Society Needs YOU :- Transcribing, Checking and Editing of Society Publications”. A workshop for volunteers interested in becoming transcribers, checkers and editors. Additional volunteers are needed to help with the production of new publications from original documents. Join this workshop to find out how you can help. - Barbara PhillipsPLEASE NOTE THERE ARE TWO WORKSHOPS IN APRIL & MAY.
56 - June 15th 2016 :- “The Poor are always with us” :- A Workshop on Poor Laws and Settlement. A guide on how and why our ancestors may have been touched by these records, where to find them and how to interpret them - Jean Stirk
57 – July 20th 2016 :- “300 Years of Taxes before 1700” :- A workshop aimed at finding and using the records in The National Archives. The database to E179 is the index to places, and can identify which original records include names and dates. These are essential in confirming your research and expanding the knowledge of your ancestors especially before parish registers. - Joyce Hoad
58 – August 17th 2016 :- “Your Family in History - A Timeline” :- A guide through history (1538-1914) briefly highlighting events and their effects on your ancestors lives. This is more in the form of a discussion group so that you can introduce events that affected YOUR ancestors. - Hilary Waters59 – September 28th 2016 :- “An Introduction to Family Historian - A Genealogy and Family Tree Software Computer Program” :- This workshop will provide an overview of this UK program. Content will include preferences, data entry, importing data from other programs, as well as introducing diagrams, reports and the adding of photos. It will also cover the method of recording sources and their respective citations. Aimed at beginners. - Brian Kirk – This is a repeat of the workshop first held in April 2016
60 – October 19th 2016 :- “ Writing Family Histories” :- This led- discussion group will not tell you how to write or even how to write up your family history but will help you to think widely about communicating you research to your chosen audience. Pauline is not an expert at family history research but enjoys words, attends a creative writing group and edits our journal. It would be helpful to bring a simple family tree of three generations or more, hand sketched is fine, and a timeline of events from the life of one of your ancestors. - Pauline Heathcote – This is a repeat of the workshop first held in November 2015
61 – November 16th 2016 :- “ Brick Walls - Thinking Outside the Box – Mind Maps and other Methods” :- This workshop will try and suggest methods of thinking about how to overcome those ‘brick walls’ that every family historian meets. It will use the attendees own stumbling blocks to discuss sources and how to set out the known facts and suggest research to help solve the problem. Attendees' submitted brick walls will be used as case studies. - David Cufley – This is a repeat of the workshop held in March 2015
There will be no workshop in December
Thank you to all leaders and attendees for 2016
Watch this space for 2017 workshops!