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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
|Date||Title / Subject||Speaker|
|Mon 7th Dec|| MYSTERY OF THE CABIN BOY LOST AT SEA|
A talk based on the speaker's own research.
|Mon 14th Dec||A 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 2021||CRIME & 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 2021||READING 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.
|Feb 8th 2021||MAPS|
Maps are valuable to family historians seeking to locate their ancestor's property or to plave them in a particular location.
|Feb 22nd 2021||MIXING 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 8th||THE 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 15th||BAPTISMS, 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 12th||VICTORIAN 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