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 email@example.com 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.
|Date||Title / Subject||Speaker|
|Monday 27th July 2020|| TREASURES IN A PARISH CHEST|
A look at the wide range of documents to be found including settlements, removals, churchwardens & overseers records plus more
|Mon 10th Aug||CENSUS SUBSTITUTES|
Census substitutes are lists and directories of names compiled for religious, military and taxation purposes. Such records may prove the missing piece to the jigsaw.
|Mon 24th Aug|| WORKHOUSES & THEIR RECORDS|
A look at workhouses in general and Northants in particular and the different records that they created which can help with your research
|Daniel Williams (Northants Archives)|
|Mon 7th Sept|| MANORIAL RECORDS|
These provide a fascinating insight of day-to-day life. Every person associated with the manor – urban or rural - will likely be named. This talk will unlock the mysteries of the manor explaining what you need to know and when you need to know it; where the documents can be found and how to interpret them. You should be pleasantly surprised at what you can find.
|Mon 21st Sept|| ETHICAL DILEMMAS in GENEALOGY|
This talk will discuss what ethics and morality mean within genealogy. These issues include exposing secrets and lies, the sharing of personal information, invasion of privacy, bigamy, unexpected DNA results including unexpected ethnicities & relatives which aren’t now related. Attendees will benefit from considering ethical issues with more empathy and sensitivity.
|Dr Penny Walters|
|Mon 12th Oct|| GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THE FAMILY SEARCH WEBSITE|
A look at the current website, looking at what the site has to offer and and exploring ways to use the site better.
|Mon 19th Oct|| TRACING A 16th & 17th CENTURY FAMILY TREE|
This talk looks at some of the most useful sources for this era of research and how to use them.
|Mon 9th Nov|| MY ANCESTOR WAS IN THE PARISH RECORDS (or should have been)|
A look at parish records, what they cover, where to find them and some of the reason why you may not find what you are looking for.
|Mon 16th Nov|| WILLS & PROBATE|
A look at types of probate records, how to use them and what they can tell us