Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

14/12/2004

We’re Talking To You

The Family Records Centre (FRC) is pleased to present a programme of talks on a variety of family history related topics. Talks are now held all year round and this page will be updated regularly as new talks are announced.

To support the BBC’s family history programme Who Do You Think You Are? we are also hosting a special series of Saturday talks.

Tickets are free and can be collected from the New Customers Desk on the first floor on the day of the talk. Please note that spaces for the talks are limited. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be booked in advance.

The talks will take place at 2pm in the Meetings Room on the first floor.

Date Talk Speaker
14 December Tracing Your Ancestors at the Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre
An introduction to the most important sources available for family historians at Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre Richard Knight
Richard is the manager of the Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre, where he has worked for a number of years. He has regularly spoken to family history groups about resources in the Centre and in his spare time has traced his own family history.
11 January Tracing Your Ancestors at the British Library (Oriental and India Office)
An introduction to the most important sources available for family historians in the Oriental and India Office collection at the British Library. Tim Thomas
Tim joined the India Office Records in 1973. Working on the Enquiry Desk introduced him to working with the public and family history sources. Tim now organises OIOC Family History Study Days, and both he and the department have become involved with the work of FIBIS (Families in British India Society).
18 January Tracing Your Ancestors at the BT Archives
An introduction to the most important sources available for family historians at the BT Archives. Asha Marvin
Asha completed her post-graduate studies in Archive Administration in September 2003. After leaving University she started work at the BT Archives on a short-term contract to help catalogue the records, help with enquiries and integrate the recently acquired BT Museum documentary material.
25 January Tracing Your Ancestors at the Postal Heritage Trust
An introduction to the most important sources available for family historians at the Postal Heritage Trust (Royal Mail Archive). Julian Stray
Julian worked at the National Postal Museum for some years prior to itsamalgamation with the Post Office Archives in 1998. Now a Curatorial Assistant working for the newly formed Postal Heritage Trust, Julian has a wide ranging knowledge and interest in the history of the Post Office and its records.
1 February Tracing Your Ancestors at Islington Local History Centre
An introduction to the most important sources available for family historians at Islington Local History Centre. Claire Frankland & Martin Banham
Claire is Islington’s local history librarian. She used to work on the Islington local history collection when it was kept at Holloway Road and has worked for Islington Local History since 1998. Martin is the manager of the Local History Centre and an expert on all things Finsbury!
8 February Tracing Your Ancestors at London Metropolitan Archives
An introduction to the most important sources available for family historians at the LMA Jan Pimblett
Principal Interpretation Officer at LMA. Jan will explore how records can give a vivid picture of how our ancestors lived.

Source-National Archives Kew

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