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Resources used in the Claire Foy episode of 'WDYTYA?'

Resources used in the Claire Foy episode of 'WDYTYA?'

Resources and guides used in the Claire Foy episode of WDYTYA [8th June 2023]

 

Newspapers

A great source of information โ€“ full of the stories that made up the lives of our ancestors. A guide to using the newspapers

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/tutorials/old-newspapers/

Tracing Adoptions

Whether youโ€™re trying to access your own adoption records or tracing an adoption in your family history, Gill Rossini explains the next steps

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/tutorials/adoption/

Adoption Records

Some information from the Gov.uk website 

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.gov.uk/adoption-records

Dr Barnardoโ€™s

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.barnardos.org.uk/former-barnardos-children

UK Birth-Adoption Register

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ http://www.ukbirthadoptionregister.com/

 

Greater Manchester Police Museum

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://gmpmuseum.co.uk/

Our Criminal Ancestors

Looking to find your criminal ancestors? Start here with these handy guides

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://ourcriminalancestors.org/category/getting-started/

 

Free Irish Records

Some sites that you may find useful

National Library of Ireland

Guide to Irish Family History sources (NLI website): 

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.nli.ie/family-history/getting-started

RC parish records

Not indexed, best used in conjunction with free FindMyPast index

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://registers.nli.ie/

IrishGenealogy

Source of civil registration records (all island up to 1921) and information on other sources

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/irish-records-what-is-available/civil-records

National Archives of Ireland

Genealogy links, Including the census, will calendars from 1858 (read the guide to testamentary records), and many other useful genealogy sources.

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://genealogy.nationalarchives.ie/ 

Swilson.info

Contains directories, maps and more

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.swilson.info/

LibraryIreland:

Various sources including many town and county directories

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.libraryireland.com/Genealogy.php

AskAboutIreland:

Includes some Thoms Directories but most importantly the Griffiths Land Valuations: 

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml

Townlands.ie

For places (townlands, electoral districts, civil parishes - important info for census and civil registration) se

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.townlands.ie/

Ordnance Survey maps

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://osi.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html...

Dรบchas Schools Folklore Collection.

A project organised by the Irish government in the 1930s

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes

Registry of Deeds Index Project:

Mostly deeds/mortgages related to land, some marriage articles/settlements and wills: 

https://irishdeedsindex.net/ 

Irish Manuscripts Commission

A variety of sources including King's Inn's Admission papers, Registry of Deeds and abstracts of wills from about 1708-1830, Guide to Irish Quaker Records, Books of Survey and Distribution

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.irishmanuscripts.ie/pro.../imc-digital-editions/

Virtual Treasury

A new collaboration and work in progress to try to reconstruct some of the sources lost during the fire in the Public Records Office in 1922

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://virtualtreasury.ie/

Chester Heritage Festival 2023

Chester Heritage Festival 2023
๐‚๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐…๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ
 
Telling the Story of our City and its People
 
Chester Heritage Festival brings to life the cityโ€™s rich history and heritage and tells the stories that have accumulated over two millennia.
 
It returns on 17th June 2023 with events and experiences for all ages and will incorporate the Midsummer Watch parades and the first night of Chester Mystery Plays on 28th Jun
 
Find out more and see what events are on here ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.chesterheritagefestival.co.uk/

Book Launch: The History of Crewe

Book Launch: The History of Crewe
๐“๐‡๐„ ๐‡๐ˆ๐’๐“๐Ž๐‘๐˜ ๐Ž๐… ๐‚๐‘๐„๐–
๐๐”๐๐‹๐ˆ๐’๐‡๐„๐ƒ ๐๐˜ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐‚๐‘๐„๐–๐„ ๐†๐”๐€๐‘๐ƒ๐ˆ๐€๐ ๐๐„๐–๐’๐๐€๐๐„๐‘ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ—
 
Transcribed, with additional material, by Mike Christelow
Mpire Books
 
Creweโ€™s first dedicated newspaper was the Crewe Guardian, the first edition of which was published in 1863 on Saturday, August 29. A member of the extensive Warrington Guardian family of newspaper titles, it launched as the Nantwich and Crewe Guardian and owed its creation to the endeavours of a Scot, Alexander Mackie, born in Dundee on November 22, 1825.
 
Widely regarded as one of the most successful titles in Mackieโ€™s newspaper empire, the Crewe Guardian fell out of favour towards the end of the 19th century, overtaken by its rival the Crewe Chronicle. Some of the Guardianโ€™s most interesting and enduring material from its heyday is the series of articles published between September 1877 and April 1879, entitled โ€œThe History of Crewe.โ€
 
Ever since their first being published these articles have been valued by anyone in Crewe with a curiosity about their townโ€™s history and development, and historians, scholars and academics alike. This new transcription of these Victorian-era essays gives a fascinating insight into Creweโ€™s origins and earliest times and makes the original articles available to a broader audience for many years to come.
 
Printed in Crown Quarto format this 160-page softback book is published by Mark Potts's MPire Books of Crewe. It includes several contemporary photographs from the camera of Richard Baxter Booth, alongside other illustrations and images. With a Foreword by Leanne Palin (former Crewe Chronicle reporter) the book also provides an analysis of Alexander Mackie and his relationship with Crewe and the town's LNWR benefactors, and the rise and fall of the Crewe Guardian newspaper itself. Also included are comprehensive notes which qualify many of the anomalies contained in the original texts, for the benefit of todayโ€™s readers, and a comprehensive index.
 
A strictly limited number of books will be printed, priced at ยฃ15 each. These will be available from around June 26, 2023. To reserve your copy and avoid disappointment, please contact the author by email at , giving your name, postal address, and contact phone number. If ordering more than one copy, please also state the number required.
 
Copies can be delivered free-of-charge within a five-mile radius of Crewe/Nantwich. Standard postal rates apply for orders fulfilled by post.

Volunteers Week 1-7 June 2023

Volunteers Week 1-7 June 2023
It's Volunteers Week and so we at FHSC would like to say a huge thank you and express our appreciation to our very own body of volunteers.
 
 
Our dedicated volunteers generously contribute their time and expertise to assist others in exploring their family history in countless different ways.
 
So be you a member of the Exec Committee, a Group or sub-leader, one of our Research Centre or helpdesk volunteers,
a member of our small army of transcribers or if you help out at any of our events - whatever role you play - a huge THANK YOU ๐Ÿ˜Š

Resources used in the Andrew Lloyd Webber episode of 'WDYTYA?'

Resources used in the Andrew Lloyd Webber episode of 'WDYTYA?'

Resources and guides used in the Andrew Lloyd Webber episode of WDYTYA [1st June 2023]

 

Old photographs

Your complete guide to cleaning, storing, and displaying your family photographs

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/tutorials/photo-dating/old-photographs-clean-store-display/

 

When were the Napoleonic Wars?

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/tutorials/military/best-websites-for-tracing-napoleonic-wars-ancestors/

 

How to read old handwriting

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/feature/old-handwriting/

 

Marriage certificates

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/feature/marriage-certificates/

 

Various Dutch Records online:

Remember you may need to press the 'Translate to English' button AND the records will be mostly in Dutch, so if you are searching the newspapers in particular remember to use your search terms in Dutch

OpenArchives

Search the genealogical data of Dutch and Belgian archives and societies

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.openarch.nl/

 

WieWasWie

Dutch Archives

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.wiewaswie.nl/

 

Archieven.nl

Discover and search hundreds of kilometres of predominantly Dutch archives

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.archieven.nl/en/

 

Delpher 

Historical Dutch newspapers, books, and magazines

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.delpher.nl/

 

GenealogyOnline

Search for your ancestors and relatives in published family trees           

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/

Dutch National Archives

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.nationaalarchief.nl/en

 

CBG: Centrum voor familiesgeschiedenis

Dutch Centre for Family History

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰https://cbg.nl/

Free Online Events for June

Free Online Events for June

It's the 1st of the month again so time for my list of FREE online events that members may be interested in - 

 

Fri, 2 Jun 2023 Starts at14:00 BST

Sensation, Scandal and Shock: 1963

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sensation-scandal-and-shock1963-tickets-546205233557

 

Tue, 6 Jun 2023 19:00 - 19:45 BST

Maldon at the Gates: Sharing Stories of Disabled Christians

by Adult Learning at St Paulโ€™s Cathedral

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/at-the-gates-sharing-the-stories-of-disabled-christians-tickets-634000010097

 

Tues, 6 June 2023 19:00-20:00 BST

Selsey Cathdโ€™l and the Early Medieval Kingdoms of Sussex

by The Society for Church Archaeology

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dr-michael-shapland-selsey-cathl-the-early-medieval-kingdoms-of-sussex-tickets-629800047897

 

Wed, 7 Jun 2023 18:00 - 19:15 BST

A Duty to Care: The Emotional Community of Nursing in the Second World War

by The Royal College of Nursing College and Archives 

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-duty-to-care-the-emotional-community-of-nursing-in-the-second-world-war-tickets-608674039437

 

Wed, 7 Jun 2023 19:00 - 20:00 BST

The Battle of Maldon

by History Indoors

Link with more details and to register ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-battle-of-maldon-tickets-638086071617

 

Wed, 7 Jun 2023 Starts at 19:30 BST

Small Inventions That Made a Big Difference

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/small-inventions-that-made-a-big-difference-tickets-546211381947

 

Thu, 8 Jun 2023 18:30 - 19:30 BST

I Met Lucky People: The Story of Romani Gypsies with Yaron Matras

by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/i-met-lucky-people-the-story-of-romani-gypsies-with-yaron-matras-tickets-637372968707

 

Thu, 8 Jun 2023 19:30 - 20:45 BST

Before the Zip

by Glamorgan Family History Society  

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/before-the-zip-tickets-616653726897

 

Fri, 9 Jun 2023 Starts at 14:00 BST

Colour and Light in Miniature: Illuminated Medieval Documents

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/colour-and-light-in-miniature-illuminated-medieval-documents-tickets-546221251467

 

Tues, 13 Jun 2023 Starts at 14:00 BST

From Strangers to Citizens: Immigration and Citizenship Records

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-strangers-to-citizens-immigration-and-citizenship-records-tickets-546222735907

 

Tues, 13 June 2023 starting at 15:00 BST

Eric Williams: Capitalism and Slavery: Debates, Legacies and New Direction for Research  

by The Royal Historical Society  

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capitalism-and-slavery-debates-legacies-and-new-directions-for-research-tickets-597832993577

 

Tue, 13 Jun 2023 18:30 - 20:00 BST

Travellers, Tombs and Terror: Gothic Tourism in Egypt's 'Mummy Pits' and Victorian Fiction

by ISSE [The International Society for the Study of Egyptomania]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/isse-virtual-lecture-travellers-tombs-terror-by-t-baber-l-bruce-tickets-627494301347

 

Wed, 14 Jun 2023 15:00 - 16:00 BST

Researching Your House History

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/researching-your-house-history-tickets-630728324397

 

Fri, 16 June 2023 14:00 BST

The Story of Empire Windrush in Ten Documents

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-story-of-empire-windrush-in-ten-documents-tickets-546228202257

 

Mon, 19 June 2023 14:00 BST

Archives Live: Windrush 75

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/archives-live-windrush-75-tickets-597709915447

 

Mon, 19 June 2023 19:30 BST

Command: How the Allies learned to Win the Second World War with Al Murray

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/command-how-the-allies-learned-to-win-the-second-world-war-with-al-murray-tickets-546226206287

 

Tue, 20 Jun 2023 16:00 - 17:00 BST

Womenโ€™s Lives and Writing: Online Resources for Scottish Residents

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/womens-lives-and-writings-online-resources-for-scottish-residents-tickets-638013083307

 

Tue, 20 Jun 2023 Starts 19:30 BST

Spinning Stories with Esther Freud

by Friends of Highgate Library

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/esther-freud-spinning-stories-online-tickets-632695227457

 

Wed, 21 Jun 2023 14:00 - 15:15 BST

Your Research and the Media: An Introduction and Guide for Historians

by The Royal Historical Society 

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/your-research-and-the-media-an-introduction-and-guide-for-historians-tickets-560691231567

 

Wed, 21 June 2023 19:30 BST

Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I: The Mother and Daughter Who Changed History

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/anne-boleyn-elizabeth-i-the-mother-and-daughter-who-changed-history-tickets-546230107957

 

Wed, 21 Jun 2023 20:00 - 21:00 BST

Who was St Edmund?

by History Indoors

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/who-was-saint-edmund-tickets-575514097157

 

Sat, 24 Jun 2023 18:30 - 20:00 BST

Travel, Tourism and Soldiering in Egypt during the Great War

by ISSE [The International Society for the Study of Egyptomania]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/isse-virtual-lecture-travel-tourism-soldiering-in-egypt-by-s-shepherd-tickets-627498784757

 

Thu, 28 Jun 2023 17:00 - 18:00 BST

Literary Agents and Dead Authors

by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/literary-agents-and-dead-authors-online-talk-tickets-638680549717

 

Fri, 30 June 2023 14:00 BST

Nuts and Bolts: Seven Small Inventions That Changed the World

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nuts-and-bolts-seven-small-inventions-that-changed-the-world-tickets-546232093897

 

๐Ÿ“ทImage by Htc Erl from Pixabay

Series 20 of WDYTYA starts tonight - BBC1 9pm

Series 20 of WDYTYA starts tonight - BBC1 9pm
๐€๐ง๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฐ ๐‹๐ฅ๐จ๐ฒ๐ ๐–๐ž๐›๐›๐ž๐ซ
Andrew Lloyd Webber is a global superstar of musical theatre, still writing and producing blockbuster shows.
He has also combined his nose for business with his love of architecture by renovating the Theatre Royal Drury Lane to its original condition.
Andrew knows he comes from a musical family, including virtuoso cellist brother, Julian โ€“ but heโ€™d love to find out where his showbiz genes and his love of musical theatre come from.
 
 
Read more [but be careful a bit of a spoiler alert!] ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001mgp3
 
 
As in previous years I will be compiling a list of the resources used in each programme and posting them on the FHSC website

Forging History: 180 years of Crewe Works exhibition

Forging History: 180 years of Crewe Works exhibition
๐Ÿ“ฃ Forging History: 180 years of Crewe Works exhibition - one month to go! ๐ŸŽ‰
 
This summer, come and see the โ€œForging History: 180 years of Crewe Worksโ€ exhibition at the Crewe Heritage Centre
and immerse yourself in the sounds, smells and sights of the past!
 
Join us for an interactive and engaging experience each weekend and Bank Holiday between 1st July โ€“ 10th September
as we commemorate the move of the Grand Junction Railway Engineering Works to Crewe and the impact it had on the town.
 
โ€ข Meet the workers from the past and find out how they lived and worked
โ€ข Explore the locos and see how they were made
โ€ข Find out what else was made at Crewe Works
โ€ข Discover the importance of the Works to Crewe - one of Britain's key industrial engineering towns
 
 
 

 
Photo credit: Crewe and District Local History Association.

New Manchester Records at FindMyPast

New Manchester Records at FindMyPast

This week Find My Past [FMP] have added a massive 4.9 million Manchester rate book records to the collection

These new additions span from the 1790s to the 1940s and of course include places such as Stockport

As well as that there are an additional 215,002 rate book images, also from Greater Manchester, available to browse 

While the transcriptions cover all years ending in 1 and 6 between the 1790s and the 1940s, the browse-only images are from every year in between.

Although they're not searchable by name or address, you can filter results by year, location, council, and optional keywords.

 

Full details in the FMP blog ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.findmypast.co.uk/blog/new/manchester-rate-books-oldham

 

 

Remember - FindMyPast is available to search at our Crewe and Mobberley Research Centres

 

 

๐Ÿ“ทRate book for the Borough of Rochdale, 1777 Courtesy of FindMyPast

What is Family History Software?

What is Family History Software?

Family History Software

What Is Family History Software?

Wherever you are on your genealogy journey, there are multiple reasons for using family history software.

Also known as genealogy software, this is a computer program that enables you to document and manage your family history data.

You can input details of your ancestors individually or from a GEDCOM (Genealogical Data Communication) file.

If you have a family tree on an online database, such as Ancestry, you can download the GEDCOM from there and

upload it to your personal computer using this form of software.

Most programs also have the facility to publish your genealogical information in the form of a webpage, chart, or written report.

 

Carry on reading this very interesting and educational blog from the Society of Genealogists ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.sog.org.uk/our-collections/featured/family-history-software/

 

Fabulous offer from The Genealogist

Fabulous offer from The Genealogist

For members with a 'The Genealogist' subscription - or those who are thinking of one.

They have an excellent offer at moment of ยฃ78.95 for the Diamond Annual subscription which will renew going forward at that price instead of the usual ยฃ139, for as long as you stay with them.

This less-than-half-price lifetime discount on the Diamond subscription offer closes on  1st June, the discount code you need is ENTGMAYL23, howevver the link below takes you to the payment page where this discount is applied

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/basket/?discount_code=ENTGMAYL23

Programmes on BBC very soon

Programmes on BBC very soon
Series 20 of Who Do You Think You Are? series will air in June - 
 
Musical theatre master Andrew Lloyd Webber
Actor and comedian Emily Atack
Award-winning actors Claire Foy and Lesley Manville
Strictly Come Dancing winner and actor Kevin Clifton
Broadcaster & DJ Dev Griffin
Comedian, podcaster and TV host Chris Ramsey
Twin doctors and presenters Chris and Xand van Tulleken Adventurer Bear Grylls
 
 
 
The BBC has just announced that A House Through Time will return to our screens in 2023 - but this time, there's a twist.
 
In the new series, David Olusoga will look at the history of two apartment blocks, one in London, the other in Berlin, over three decades,
from the Roaring Twenties to the aftermath of the Second World War.

Guest Speaker at 2023 AGM

Guest Speaker at 2023 AGM

FHSC is pleased to announce that the guest speaker at this year's AGM is Peter Higginbotham. Peter is the renowned expert on the history of the workhouse and his talk will relate the general history of the workhouse and its systems, with a โ€˜Cheshireโ€™ slant, it certainly will be educational, enjoyable and entertaining in equal measures. Learn more about Peter and his work by visiting his website - https://www.workhouses.org.uk.

 

The formal business section of the AGM will follow at 3pm

 

This event is for members only and registration to attend is required. Registration is now open and closes on the morning of the AGM.

 

REMEMBER, you need to be logged into the website using your user name and password to register, then please click on the blue AGM event title, then click โ€˜Joinโ€™, followed by โ€˜Saveโ€™ โ€“ You will receive an email confirmation of your request to attend the talk and the zoom links/meeting protocol will be forwarded 2 days prior to the event.

If you run into any difficulties with this, then please contact Margaret Roberts on or see the 'Seminar Talks and how to Register' section under 'Online Talks and Meetings' in the FAQ section of the website.

 

PLEASE NOTE: We will be unable to record Peter's talk.

11th U3A Peak District Family History Conference

11th U3A Peak District Family History Conference

Saturday 16 September 2023 at the Palace Hotel in Buxton

 

Presenters:

 

Mary Evans โ€“ โ€˜Chasing those Brickwalls!โ€™

Dave Annal โ€“ Death & Taxes

Jackie Depelle โ€“ โ€œDigging into the Parish Chestโ€

Dr Penny Walters โ€“ โ€œWhy the Welsh left Walesโ€

 

Tickets: ยฃ30. Book early to avoid disappointment - itโ€™s always very popular.

Includes talks, refreshments & 2-course finger buffet lunch

 

Parking:

Blue Badge holders โ€“ may park or drop off at hotel

Others - use side streets or the pay & display car parks

For car parks in Buxton see: https://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/buxton/

 

Exhibitors:

Once again, about 15 exhibitors will be there โ€“ old friends & new:

We plan to offer delegates a free goody bag and a free prize draw again. 

To book your place, please complete the booking form on this link:

https://forms.gle/mXnsgpBhQpmafuNU6

Please put your surname and postcode as a reference if paying by BAC - [ So we can match your payment with your form.]

 

Tickets will be issued at our reception desk on the day, not posted.

Flintshire & Denbighshire Quarter Sessions Rolls Online

Flintshire & Denbighshire Quarter Sessions Rolls Online

Fabulous news if you have ancestry from Flint/Denbigh durinf the 1700s

 

North East Wales Archives have announced that they have scanned and uploaded to freely search and view a tranche of Quarter Sessions rolls

 

The date range of rolls available online is currently;

  • Denbighshire Session Rolls 142 rolls digitised dated between 1706 and 1743 (all conserved and flattened rolls have now been scanned)
  • Flintshire Session Rolls 77 rolls digitised dated between 1747 and 1769, with the intention of digitising up to the year 1797 in the forthcoming year

Read more at the following link ๐Ÿ‘‰https://denbighshirearchives.wordpress.com/2023/05/05/unrolling-the-past-quarter-session-roll-digitisation-project/

 

Free Online Talks for May

Free Online Talks for May

Wed, 3 May 2023 15:00 - 16:00 BST

Researching your House History

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/researching-your-house-history-tickets-602477746157

 

Wed, 3 May 2023 19:30 BST

Bolton Wanderers: 100 Year Anniversary

by Bolton Family History Society

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bolton-wanderers-a-100-year-anniversary-meeting-at-bolton-arena-and-zoom-tickets-616366567997

 

Friday, May 5 ยท 5pm BST

Script, Scribes and Scholars

with Professor Joanna Story 

by Royal Historical Society

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/script-scribes-scholars-rhs-lecture-booking-for-online-livestream-tickets-596871888887

 

Thu, 11 May 2023 14:00 - 15:00 BSTT

Tracing First World War Ancestors; Online Workshop

by Norfolk Record Office

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tracing-first-world-war-ancestors-online-workshop-tickets-564228000137

 

Thu, 11 May 2023 19:30 - 20:45 BST

Ancient DNA for Genealogy: Viking? Neanderthal?

by Glamorgan Family History Society

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ancient-dna-for-genealogy-viking-neanderthal-tickets-611132191837

 

Fri, 12 May 2023 14:00 BST

Images of Power and Majesty: The Joy of Royal Seals

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/images-of-power-and-majesty-the-joy-of-royal-seals-tickets-546074763317

 

Sat, 13 May 2023 14:00 - 15:30 BST

โ€˜The Tiffany Windowsโ€™ and Joseph Briggs

with Douglas Jackson

by MLFHS Oldham & District Branch

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mlfhs-oldham-district-branch-monthly-meeting-and-talk-zoom-in-person-tickets-602714193377

Tue, 16 May 2023 14:00 BST

Researching your Family History: 20th Century Sources

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/researching-your-family-history-20th-century-sources-tickets-546100309727

 

Tue, 16 May 2023 19:20 BST

Untold London; Stories from Time-trodden Streets

with Dan Carrier

by Friends of Highgate Library

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/untold-london-stories-from-time-trodden-streets-dan-carrier-online-tickets-606711258707

 

Wed, 17 May 2023 14:00 - 15:00 BST

Maps for Family and Local History

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/maps-for-family-and-local-history-tickets-618888059847

 

Wed, 17 May 2023 19:00 - 20:00 BST

The British Army and โ€˜Regimental Systemโ€™: 1868-1911

by History Indoors

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-british-army-and-regimental-system-1868-to-1911-tickets-599332067347

 

Tue, 23 May 2023 15:00 - 16:00 BST

Womenโ€™s Lives and Writings: Online Resources for Everyone

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/womens-lives-and-writings-online-resources-for-everyone-tickets-621639820437

 

Sat, 27 May 2023 14:00 - 15:30 BST

Poles Apart: Secrets of Three Country Houses and Polish Operatives in WWII

by Kresy Family

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poles-apart-secrets-of-three-country-houses-and-polish-operatives-in-wwii-tickets-620168289047

 

Sat, 27 May 2023 18:30 - 20:00 BST

Picnics on the Pyramid

with Dr Chris Elliott

by The International Society for the Study of Egyptomania

[Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/isse-virtual-lecture-picnics-on-the-pyramid-by-dr-chris-elliott-tickets-627487561187

 

Wed, May 31, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM BST

Introduction to Family History

 by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-family-history-31st-may-2023-3pm-4pm-bst-tickets-615540075937

 

Wed, 31 May 2023 19:30 BST

Everyday Life in Victorian London

with Helen Amy

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/everyday-life-in-victorian-london-tickets-546131242247

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What is it, how can you get a copy and how is it used in family history?
 
First founded in 1665, The London Gazette is Britain's paper of record and can reveal details of your ancestor's wills, military appointments, bankruptcies and more. Discover how to search it with this guide
 

The Knife Angel comes to Crewe

The Knife Angel comes to Crewe


The National Monument against Violence and Aggression will arrive at the start of May.

The Knife Angel is multi-purpose, helping to educate communities about the negative impacts of

knife crime whilst also acting as a poignant memorial to those who have lost their lives to it.

๐Ÿ“… Between 3rd and 31st May 2023
๐Ÿ“Œ Memorial Square, Crewe (CW1 2BJ)

The official Crewe Knife Angel event webpage is here:
https://www.crewetowncouncil.gov.uk/whats-on-events/knife-angel/

The programme of activities will be uploaded soon!

The origins of the Knife Angel:
https://www.britishironworkcentre.co.uk/the-knife-angel-official/

Mass Observation Coronation Project

Mass Observation Coronation Project

 

Would you like to observe and record events in your local area over the Bank Holiday weekend for the Mass Observation Coronation Project?

Your account can be written in any style and include drawings and photographs. You can also record any plans or preparations for the following events, which may include:

  • 6th May Coronation of King Charles III
  • 7th May Coronation Big Lunch
  • 8th May Big Help Out

Your account will inform research and teaching and be kept alongside records of all royal events from 1937 onwards, providing an invaluable record for future generations. 

Link to find out more - http://www.massobs.org.uk/write-for-us/coronation-project/13-write-for-us/245-take-part-coronation