Forthcoming Talks

‘History matters because it is our collective memory, which is the best weapon against tyranny. Without history anyone could tell us anything.’  Michael Palin

1 July 2020 Start of a 4 week online family history continuation course contact me for details

10 July 2020 Are you Sitting Comfortably?: writing up your family history Devon Family History Society South Devon Group online presentation

7.00pm BST Saturday 11 July 2020 Besoms, Battledores, Bedsteads and Bum Rolls: the role of women in the seventeenth century online talk see here for details of how to attend

16 July 2020 Sons of the Soil: tracing your agricultural labouring ancestors West Middlesex Family History Society

24 July 2020 Sons of the Soil: tracing your agricultural labouring ancestors Talking Family History online presentation

10.30am BST Saturday 25 July 2020 Occupational Hazards: the working lives of our ancestors online talk see here for details of how to attend

12 August 2020 In Sickness and in Death: researching the ill-health and death of your ancestors start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

2.00pm BST Wednesday 12 August 2020 Sense and the Census online talk see here for details of how to attend

2.00pm BST Saturday 29 August 2020 Online book launch for Sins as Red As Scarlet and talk about researching the story of C17th Bideford FREE SESSION registration is required. online talk see here for details of how to attend

2 September 2020 Nine Steps to a One-Place Study start of an online course for Pharos Tutors

7.00pm BST Friday 4 September 2020 Madness, Mania and Melancholia: the mental health of our ancestors online talk see here for details of how to attend

5 September 2020 Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: crime and punishment in the seventeenth century Crime in the Countryside Online Exeter Authors’ Association

15 September 2020 Family Photographs and a Sense of Belonging

2.00pm BST Tuesday 15 September 2020 Tulips, Topiary, Tradescanth and Thyme: seventeenth century gardens online talk see here for details of how to attend

1 October 2020 Westward Ho! WI Topic TBA

2 October 2020 Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: crime and punishment in the seventeenth century Chudleigh History Group

3 October 2020 The Burning Time: witchcraft in the seventeenth century Devon Family History Society Conference

5 October 2020 Are you Sitting Comfortably: writing and telling your family history start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

7 October 2020 Remember Then: memories of 1946-1969 and how to write your own Fremington W.I

9 October 2020 The Burning Time: witchcraft in the seventeenth century Abbotsham WI

10 October 2020 Twentieth Century Family History: some sources for tracing English families in the last century Devon Family History Society Exeter Group

7.00pm BST Saturday 10 October 2020 Ship to Shore: researching seagoing ancestors online talk see here for details of how to attend

21 October 2020 10 Steps to a One-Place Study North Armagh Family History Society

7.00pm BST Friday 23 October 2020 (*Take care with time difference*) ’Til Death Us Do Part: a look at the history of medicine 1300-1948 online talk see here for details of how to attend

10.00am GMT Saturday 14 November 2020 From Family Fact to Family Fiction: Barefoot on the Cobbles online talk see here for details of how to attend

17 November 2020 The Civil War in the South West Ottery St. Mary Heritage Society

19 November 2020 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Witham Friary, Frome History Society

7.00pm GMT Friday 20 November 2020 Found under a Gooseberry Bush: finding missing births or baptisms online talk see here for details of how to attend

25 November 2020 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Barnstaple Townswomen’s Guild

26 November 2020 Wiltshire Family History Society Topic TBC

27 November 2020 A Who do you Think you Are? Story Bude U3A

7 December 2020 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Roborough Probus Club

2.00pm GMT Tuesday 8 December 2020 From Victorians to Elizabethans: tracing our English Ancestors from 1901-1952 online talk see here for details of how to attend

19 January 2021 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors Wilcove WI

26 January 2021 The Burning Time: witchcraft in the seventeenth century Petrockstowe Ladies

26 January 2021 Discovering your British Family and the Local Community in the early C20th start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

6 February 2021 Barnstaple History Group Topic TBA

15 March 2021 Are you Sitting Comfortably: writing and telling your family history start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

26 April 2021 Sons of the Soil: tracing agricultural labouring ancestors start of an online course for Pharos Tutors

26 June 2021 A to Z of Family History  AND 10 Steps to a One-place Study THE Genealogy Show, NEC Birmingham

12 July 2021 In Sickness and in Death: researching the ill-health and death of your ancestors start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

August 2021 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: life beyond the Mayflower Mayflower International Genealogical Conference, Plymouth

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6 September 2021 Nine Steps to a One-Place Study start of an online course for Pharos Tutors

Provisional rescheduled date 11 September 2021 Besoms, Battledores, Bedsteads and Bum Rolls: the role of the housewife in the seventeenth century Plymouth 1620: place, the people, the evidence

18 September 2021 Ten Steps to a One-Place Study Buxton U3A Family History Conference

4 October 2021 Are you Sitting Comfortably: writing and telling your family history start of a 5 week online course for Pharos Tutors

Talks and Presentations

Selected Previous Talks

Some Testimonials

Handouts

‘History paints the human heart’ Napoleon I

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