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The Cleveland, north Yorkshire & South Durham Society welcomes beginners and experienced family historians to their 15th Family History Day. The event provides some exciting guest speakers, most notably Eve McLaughlin, with 60 years experience as a professional genealogist.
In this one-hour lecture with David Beasley, you’ll be introduced to the Worshipful Goldsmiths Jewellers – one of the Great Twelve Livery companies of London. The librarian will discuss the company’s library collections, which include over 8,000 books and is also responsible for the company’s archives.
Celia Heritage & Michael Gandy will look at a wide range of records you are likely to find that could shed some light on your ancestor’s lives, using records created by both the parish poor system and the post 1834 workhouse system.
In this half-day course with Celia Heritage and Michael Gandy you’ll learn how to get the most out of Poor Law records. The course will also delve into the post-1834 workhouse system. Tickets are £20.
The annual family History Fair includes an extensive lecture programme with speakers Dr Paul Carter (The National Archives & British Association for Local History) and Rebbeca Probert (Author of Marriage Law for Genealogists) already confirmed.
John Titford, author of several family history books, will be explaining how you can easily ‘bark up the wrong tree’ when tracing your family tree.