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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, 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
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
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
Baxter Bagshaw: Name Change - Who Dunit
Presenter: Jennifer Baxter
Jennifer describes her research to understand and resolve the mystery of when and why her family name was changed and by whom.
Topics related to this webcast: Family-Histories
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, Occupations
Burr Family: Gold and Footscray Connections
Presenter: Neil Horsburgh
Neil relates the story of Novello Nettelingham Burr, who was born on the Victorian goldfields, married into the Cant family who had Mormon convictions, lived in Utah before returning to a life in Footscray.
Topics related to this webcast: Family-Histories, Victoria
Update of GSV IT initiatives
Presenter: Tom O'Dea
Tom presents an overview of GSV IT (Information technology) initiatives to deliver new and improved services that have been implemented over recent months. He describes, amongst other systems, the GSV Webcasts, Member Forums, Member Research Interests database and the GSV Visitors E-Pass.
Topics related to this webcast: GSV
William Smith: Dissenter and Parliamentarian
Presenter: Peter Collins
Peter Collins describes the life of William Smith, a UK Parliamentarian from 1784 to 1830. William Smith campaigned for the abolition of slavery and championed the Doctrine of the Trinity Act 1813 which made it legal to practice Unitarianism.
Topics related to this webcast: Family-Histories
Introducing the West Gippsland Genealogical Society Inc
Presenter: The West Gippsland Genealogical Society Inc.
Members of the West Gippsland Genealogical Society discuss the records, expertise and experience available to assist you with researching west Gippsland ancestors.
Topics related to this webcast: Genealogy-and-History-Societies, Victoria
135 Years of the Celtic Club
Presenter: Peter Gavin
Peter Gavin provides a history of the Celtic Club in Melbourne which was established in 1887 as an organisation for those who supported an independent Ireland.
Topics related to this webcast: Victoria
Actors in London: Three Generations of an Acting Family
Presenter: Lynda Collier
Lynda Collier talks about three generations of the Robert's Family who were actors in London.
Topics related to this webcast: Actors, Family-Histories