Register of Qualified Genealogists conference

If you plan on attending Saturday’s BIFHSGO conference and are game for a marathon there’s a whole other free event opportunity with only a small overlap. It’s the UK Register of Qualified Genealogists Conference programme 2021: Genealogy and Social History: Know your Ancestors

The keynote talks are:

At 5:45 am ET: Finding your ancestors at home: researching the history of houses, by Melanie Backe-Hansen, a historian specializing in house histories who was involved in the recent BBC programmes ‘A house through time’

At 8;25 am ET: Researching your criminal ancestors, by Helen Johnston, Professor of Criminology at the University of Hull and Professor Heather Shore, Professor of History, Manchester Metropolitan University

At 11:40 am ET: “Lying Bastards”: the impact of illegitimacy on the records that our ancestors leave behind, by David Annal, a professional researcher with over 40 years’ experience. He is a former Principal Family History Specialist with the National Archives.

There are also several shorter presentations:

What genealogists and social historians can learn from each other by Caroline Gurney
Business histories: putting our ancestors into their commercial communities by Elizabeth Walne
Who was Kastian Richardson? From family story to theatrical social history by Diana Nicoll
Dusting and Digging: The work of women, 1796-1829 by Valerie Brenton
Life of the Early Victorian Deaf and Dumb (A Yorkshire Study) by Anne Sherman
Hidden history: Tales of everyday life in Newspaper Advertisements by Audrey Collins
Jilted! Or the insights offered in breach of contract of marriage cases by Kate Keter.

Find out more and register (free) at

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