Your Fair Ladies

Family and Local History - Love It, Learn It


Talks generally last for 45 minutes.  All equipment can be provided.

Bespoke genealogy workshops available.  Please ask.

Subject Matter/Talk Topics:

  1. Crowning Glory – Celebrate Chimney Pots and Stacks
  2. Pride of Place – Rooftops, Tiles, Terracotta and Thatch
  3. Weathervanes – What’s blowing in the wind?
  4. Views of the Fulneck Moravian Settlement, Pudsey, nr Leeds
  5. Twixt Leeds and Bradford - Present and Past in the Green Belt Corridor
  6. Signs of the past in Calverley, Farsley, Fulneck, Pudsey and District
  7. Remnants of a lost life - A brief encounter with life and World War I
  8. Our house and its contents – The Butcher, The Baker and The Furniture Maker (House History)
  9. Chasing Million Eyres - Following the trail Leeds to Siberia
  10. “The Tutor’s story” Teaching Family History – A whole new world
  11.  Discover your Family History – Find out how, the theory is easy!
  12.  Reading the Original – Hints and Tips for deciphering old documents
  13. 19th Century Boom and Bust – Exploring business and family fortunes
  14. Scrapbooking – Photographs and memorabilia.  Conserve, display and share
  15. Wander the web - Top Ten free family history websites
  16. Family History – Sources before 1837
  17. Tracing your Yorkshire Ancestors online – Specialist websites for God’s Own County
  18. Writing Your Family History – Moving on from record sheets and charts, made it readable!
  19. Great Grand Uncle John (1841-1923) – a life through source material
  20. In a dream world – Ideas to organise your Family Research
  21. Ideas for researching Non-Conformist ancestors
  22. The 1911 and other census – What’s the difference?
  23. Family Historian  – Highly regarded British genealogy software programme
  24. Family History Holidays – Visit Archives, Libraries, Museums, the Seaside and more …
  25. Talking Family History - What’s it all about?  20/30 minutes (not illustrated)
  26. 2015 : An exceptional experience – Visiting WWI Battlefields and Cemeteries


Talks generally last for 45 minutes with presentations are adapted to suit audiences.  Please ask about tailor-made workshops.

Contact :       07985 606993     0113 2360253

Duration:          Generally 45 minutes to one hour

Fee :                 Usually £35 + negotiable travel depending on distance

Availability:       Almost anytime depending on adult education teaching commitments

Requests:         For illustrated talks – blackout or darkened room preferable.

                         Screen, Projector stand and extension cable if possible (can provide)

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