Selected Previous Talks

Who Do You Think You Are? Live, Olympia – Harnessing the Facebook Generation 2012   and   A to Z of Family History: an alphabetical journey through some less well known sources    and    Putting Your Ancestors in their Place: sources for reconstructing nineteenth century communities 2014

Halsted Trust Conference: Exodus Movement of the People – Faith, Fish, Farm or Family?: motivations for emigration from North Devon 1830-1900

Society of Genealogists – The Burning Time: witchcraft in the seventeenth century

Exmouth Community College – 2 day Beginners’ Family History Course

Guild of One Name Studies Annual Conference – Putting your Ancestors in their place: reconstructing Victorian communities    and    30 Years and Still a One Name Society

New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Wellington branch – From Darlington to Wellington: the sad story of Isabella Fry

Auckland Heritage Festival, New Zealand – The Braund Family

The Devonshire Association, Exeter – Uproar and Disorder: the impact of non-conformity on parishes in North Devon, The Civil War in the South West   and   Putting our Ancestors in their place: reconstructing Victorian communities

Cleveland Family History Society Family History Day – Sense and the Census  and  Cauldrons, Comfits, Caudle and Coffins: Seventeenth Century Food and Drink

Cornwall Family History Society Annual Conference – Putting our Ancestors in their place: reconstructing Victorian communities

Devon Family History Society Summer Special Conference – Faith, Fish, Farm or Family: Motivations for Emigration from Devon 1830-1900

Isle of Wight Family History Society Annual Conference – Island Bound: migrants to the Isle of Wight  and  Besoms, Battledores, Bedsteads and Bum Rolls: the role of women in the seventeenth century

Dorset Family History Society – Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth ancestors

Buckinghamshire Family History Society – Who lived in Cottages like these? tracing the history of your house

Weston Super Mare Family History Society – Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth ancestors   and   From Darlington to Wellington: the sad story of Isabella Fry  and   A ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Story

Somerset and Dorset Family History Society Annual Conference – How our Ancestors would have Died  and  How we Used to Live 1851

Buckland Brewer Gardeners’ Club – From the Herb Garden of Mistress Agnes

South Molton U3A – How we used to Live 1851

Devon Family History Society – One day course ‘Are you Sitting Comfortably? writing up your family history’. One day course ‘Tracing your Ancestors and their Communities in the early Twentieth Century’

Talks and Presentations

Forthcoming Talks

Some Testimonials 

‘History is who we are and why we are the way we are’ David McCullough

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