Widening Horizons Webinars

Widening Horizons Webinars

Widening Horizons Webinar Series by the Guild of One-Name Studies 

*** this webinar series will launch at 8.00pm [London, UK time] on Wednesday October 7th ***

In place of the planned virtual seminar at Solihull being run jointly by the Guild and the Local Population Studies Society  this will now be a series of weekly ‘tools and techniques’ webinars and features six speakers looking at ways of collecting, analysing and interpreting data collected in the process of one-name or one-place studies, family history or local population analysis.  The data is based mainly on UK records, but records from other countries are cited where appropriate. It will be possible to submit questions for speakers to respond to following each presentation.

The Guild will launch all of these presentations at 8.00pm [London, UK, time] on 6 consecutive Wednesdays starting on October 7th.  You may watch them at any time over the following 14 days (at which time they will be only available to Guild members on the website).

You will need to register to take part in each webinar.  Please go to the seminar webpage - https://one-name.org/seminar-events/ and click on the event you wish to attend to register 

Provisional Programme

20:00 WednesdayPresentations available online
October 7thMortality and Morbidity: a study of National Registration death certificates for two families 1837 to 2009 – Elizabeth E Green
October 14thOne-Place Studies – thinking laterally:  how a one-place study can support surname and population studies – Paul Carter and Pam Smith (Co-founders of ‘Name and Place’)
October 21stCreating a publicly-available common format database of parish register data on baptisms, marriages and burials – Dr Andy Hinde (University of Southampton)
October 28thThe Ruby One-Name Collaborative Study: how it worked and what I learned – Dr Nikki Brown
November 4thLooking at single trees and whole orchards: how genealogists and demographers can work together – Dr Eilidh Garrett (University of Cambridge)
November 11thIdentifying business proprietors from the census; and using the online Atlas on entrepreneurship – Professor Bob Bennett (University of Cambridge)

After 14 days each presentation  will be only available to Guild members logged into the website.

If you need any further information please email  or telephone the Guild Help Desk on 0800 011 2182.