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Finding your ancestors in the 1700s
Presenter: Stephen Hawke
Stephen outlines the many sources of information that can be used to trace your ancestors who lived in England during the 1700s.
Topics related to this webcast: Early-English-Genealogy-Discussion-Circle, England
Cheshire history; tanning industry, Guest family history
Presenter: Jenny Redman
Jenny provides a history of tanning before examining the industry in Chester and Warrington through the eyes of her ancestors, the Guest family.
Topics related to this webcast: Counties-of-Northern-England-Discussion-Circle, England, Family-Histories, Victoria
Women and the English Civil War: Combatants or Victims?
Presenter: Jenny Redman
Jenny describes the differing experiences of women and how they were depicted during the English Civil War period.
Topics related to this webcast: Early-English-Genealogy-Discussion-Circle, England, Women
Researching Civil War Ancestors
Presenter: Stephen Hawke & Lynda Collier
Stephen and Lynda discuss the English Civil War and Interregnum periods and how to find records of those that served in the Royalist and Parliamentary Armies.
Topics related to this webcast: Early-English-Genealogy-Discussion-Circle, England
Durham records Online
Presenter: Cherilyn Tillman
Cherlyn examines the Durham Records Online website which contains high-quality transcriptions of parish records in County Durham and parts of Northumberland and Yorkshire.
Topics related to this webcast: Counties-of-Northern-England-Discussion-Circle, Durham, England
Birmingham: From Market Town to the 'Workshop of the World'
Presenter: Samantha John
Samantha explores the social and economic history of Birmingham from a reference in the Domesday Book to the modern metropolis. She also comments on some of the challenges to researching families in Birmingham and provides many helpful resources.
Topics related to this webcast: Birmingham, England, Midlands-Discussion-Circle, Research-Methodology
Research Using the Devon OPC Scheme
Presenter: David Down
In a series of talks on Online Parish Clerk schemes, David Down speaks about genealogical resources including OPCs that are available through the GENUKI Devon website.
Topics related to this webcast: Devon, England, Research-Methodology, South-West-England-Research-and-Discussion-Circle-(SWERD)
Presenter: Stephen Hawke
In a series of talks on Online Parish Clerk schemes, Stephen Hawke speaks about the range of resources available through the Dorset OPC website with some records going back to the 14 th century.
Topics related to this webcast: Dorset, England, Research-Methodology, South-West-England-Research-and-Discussion-Circle-(SWERD)
Whitmore Hall in Staffordshire. Back to the Doomsday Book
Presenter: Anne Young
Whitmore Hall is one of the few properties in England that has remained in the same family for over 900 years. Anne Young speaks about her family’s connection to the house dating back to the reign of William the Conquerer.
Topics related to this webcast: England, Family-Histories, Midlands-Discussion-Circle
The Potteries and My Family
Presenter: Diana Palayan
Diana describes her life of her ancestors who lived and worked in the potteries in Staffordshire. She also outlines the resources available for family history research in the area.
Topics related to this webcast: England, Family-Histories, Midlands-Discussion-Circle, Occupations
Marriage Settlement and the Ewbanke Family
Presenter: Brian Reid
Brian Reid discusses the subject of the marriage settlement laws across the 17th to 20th centuries through the lens of the Ewbanke family
Topics related to this webcast: Counties-of-Northern-England-Discussion-Circle, England, Family-Histories
Using the Tithe Apportionment Records
Presenter: David Down
In this presentation David Down examines the Tithe Apportionment Records of England and Wales that date from 1836. He describes how to use the records to enhance the stories of your rural ancestors. Handout
Topics related to this webcast: England, Tithes, Wales