The names of the first speakers at the FHF REALLY USEFUL Family History Show [14th November 2020] have been released and they are:
STEVE MANNING: - FHF Chairman, Steve Manning, is an enthusiastic family historian who firmly believes that, wherever possible, the whole family should be part of the ‘research adventure’. His talk is called - Beginning Research
AMELIA BENNETT: - Ameila has been researching her family history for 25 years and has been a trustee of the Society of Genealogists for over five years. Her talk is entitled - Hidden in Plain Sight
GRAHAM HART: - Graham is Co-Founder and and Trustee of Free UK Genealogy. Graham has been involved in genealogy for 35 years and, as well as Free UK Genealogy, is particularly interested in DNA genealogy and tools that can help analyse the matches. In his real life Graham is an IT Director of a company based in London and lives just to the west of London. He will be presenting - Focus on Free BMD
DARRIS WILLIMAS: - Darris is presently the FamilySearch Wiki & Community Trees Manager, freelance genealogist, and family history instructor. A special area of interest has been Welsh family history. Darris's talk is called - Surnames in Genealogy
JACKIE DEPELLE: - Jackie has been teaching Family History since the days of micro-film and fiche and is now fully supporting digital initiatives. A speaker at major events such as WDYTYA-Live and RootsTech London, Jackie has also run workshops and events for Archives, Country Houses, Libraries, Museums and Universities. She will be presenting - Ideas for Researching Non-Conformist Ancestors
SUE GIBBONS: - Sue was the Librarian of the Society of Genealogists for almost 20 years. During this time she was responsible for managing a major Lottery funded project to convert the old card catalogue into computer form and make it available on the Internet. Sue's [presentation is entitled - Tracing Immigrant Ancestors up to World War II
CHRIS FLEET:- Chris has worked at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and the National Library of Wales before joining the National Library of Scotland in 1994. His main responsibilities at NLS relate to modern and historical digital mapping, and he has overseen the development of the Library's maps website over the last two decades. Listen to his talk on - The Value of NLS Maps in Family History Research
PAUL CARTER: - Paul is a genealogist specialising in military, Kent and London records and a website developer. As a software developer, web designer and genealogist, he helps family and local historians to support their research through technology. His talk will be all about - Relating a Name to a Place
So Don't Delay - Book your £5 EARLY BIRD TICKET NOW at www.fhf-reallyuseful.com
With MANY more speakers and exhibitors being announced all the time keep checking back here or to the FHF Really Useful website for more updates.
FYI - the main FHF website can be accessed at the link below - https://www.familyhistoryfederation.com/
Margaret Roberts

Written by : Margaret Roberts