On-Line Talks

 

Covid19  2020:

As all branch meetings are now cancelled until further notice we shall be  running a series of on-line meetings via Zoom for members only.

Details of these meetings are as below. Members can register for each talk by emailing info@northants-fhs.org beforehand.

Non members can join [NFHS here].

Details of how to log in will be sent to you by email prior to sesion. The Zoom meeting will be open to log into the session from 7.00 pm. 

Please click <here> to see our Short Guide to Using Zoom Meetings.

 

DateTitle / SubjectSpeaker
Mon 7th Dec MYSTERY OF THE CABIN BOY LOST AT SEA
A talk based on the speaker's own research.
Brian Gubbins
Mon 14th DecA SOCIAL EVENING
(Bring your own drinks and mince pies)
No speaker this time but a chance for you to share your stories and research tips, ask questions, get help with your brickwalls or just chat!
Jan 11th 2021CRIME & PUNISHMENT in VICTORIAN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
A presentation on how crome and punishment is represented in the archives. It is based aroundoriginal documents, contemporary newspaper articles and highlights some of the stories and individuals involved.
Katie Stewart Archivist NRO
Jan 25th 2021READING OLD HANDWRITING.
A talk providing pointers to help you interpret what you are looking at and how to decipher the various handwriting styles in use over the ages.
Ian Waller
Feb 8th 2021MAPS
Maps are valuable to family historians seeking to locate their ancestor's property or to plave them in a particular location.
Les Mitchinson
Feb 22nd 2021MIXING DNA with a PAPER TRAIL.
This talk will look at how to analyse DNA results, matches & ethnicity results, then how to merge DNA results with the traditional paper trail
Dr Penny Walters

Mar 8thTHE LIFE & LEGACY OF GEORGE BRADSHAW
Dr Turner will explore the life of this engraver, mapmaker & time table publisher and most importantly his role in creating an icon - Bradshaw's Railway Guide, a mainstay of the TV Series Great British Railway Journeys with Michael Portilllo.
Dr David Turner
Mar 15thBAPTISMS, WEDDINGS & FUNERALS.
The lecture uses illustrations including carvings, wall paintings, stained glass and objects to show a thousand years of depictions in our parish churches of the milestones in our human journey through life. It covers Baptism, Holy Matrimony and The Funeral. A fascinating and informative talk.
John Vigor MA FSA Scot FRSA
April 12thVICTORIAN NORTHAMPTON
Mike is a local guide & historian and will guide us through the expansion on Northampton in this period, the shoe trade, religion & politics and a look at its notable buildings
Mike Ingram