‘If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.’ Michael Crichton

Below are links to pdf handouts of recent presentations. Click on the link to download the appropriate handout; it may take a few moments to download. Please note that these handouts are copyright and are for personal use only.

Remember Then memories of 1946-1969 and how to write your own

Milkmaids, Muntions Workers, Milliners and Match Girls

Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors

Counting Cousins or DNA Dilemmas


Talks and Presentations

Forthcoming Talks

Selected Previous Talks

Some Testimonials

6 comments on “Handouts

  1. […] Researching can sometimes be a solitary affair. Even if we work as part of group, society or community archive, those involved are often exclusively adults. If we want the next generation to take an interest in their heritage and to continue our good work, we have to begin to inspire them sooner rather than later. If you want young people to become active participants in your one-place study, you will need to do the groundwork. They will not arrive as fully fledged, dedicated one-place researchers. This means beginning by surrounding small children, perhaps those in your own family, with a sense of the past. Earlier this month I gave a presentation on this topic at Who Do You Think You Are? Live. This focused on very young children, perhaps those under the age of seven. If you would like to access the handout for this talk it can be downloaded from my website. […]

  2. Shauna Hicks says:

    Thanks for the handouts – lets me see what I missed due to my early departure. I enjoyed all your talks that I attended. Hope to see you again some time.

  3. Jane Taubman says:

    Thanks for the handouts, I have filed them away for future reference. I really enjoyed all of your lectures which I managed to get to. Hope you have now recovered from your “Holiday”. I really enjoyed your blog posts as well. I am working on my photo book for the cruise at the moment so will post up the electronic version once it’s completed.

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