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 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.
A handout will be available to attendees
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.
John Hanson
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.
Celia Heritage
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.
John Hanson
Mon 16th Nov WILLS & PROBATE
A look at types of probate records, how to use them and what they can tell us
John Hanson
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 2021TBA