Presentations

family history presentations
We can deliver tailored and personalised family history presentations to social and community groups in Hull, East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, who are interested in and would like to know more about the subject of family history research.

We feel that everyone should know where their family comes from and that is why our presentations cover everything your community will need to know in order to go out and start their own family research project.

The topic can be discussed and agreed in advance, however suggested presentations include:

1) Favourite Ancestry Questions: This looks at the most common questions family historians get asked, such as: the difference between genealogy and family history, Why do it? Is it expensive and how to get started? Have you found out anything interesting?

2) Getting Started in Family History: Television programmes such as ‘Who Do You Think You Are?‘, ‘Heir Hunters‘ and ‘Long Lost Families‘ have encouraged an increasing number of people to trace their ancestry. Easier internet access and an increasing number of online records have made researching family history easier. But how do you actually start? This presentation will tell you how to begin researching your own family origins and along the way will reveal some of the strange and wonderful discoveries I have made over the course of my research.

3) Parish Registers: History, Gaps and Usage: An introduction to English Parish Registers from 1538 to the start of Civil Registration in 1837. Looking at the changes and why some may be missing.

4) Census Returns: Fact and Fiction: Why Census Returns are not as reliable as you may think.

“Anne certainly knows what she is talking about”

“you think you know all there is in relationship to parish registers, but you are wrong.   I thought it might be all full of dates and no story but Anne certainly knows what she is talking about, and she put the talk over very well. I would certainly recommend this talk or any of her others 

June Staniforth, Doncaster & District Family History Society.