Your Fair Ladies

Family and Local History - Love It, Learn It

Talks List - Revised July 2020

In view of the Coronavirus these talks will now only be available online, preferably via Zoom which we are able to support organisations with.  Please enquire if you would like to explore this option.  All talks are illustrated and generally last for 45 minutes to one hour, a break can be incorporated.

Contact : Jackie Depelle     07985 606993      0113 236 0253

Topics :  1 to 14 are ideal for any audience

                14 to 25 are focused towards family & local history research interests


Subject Matter/Talks: 


  1. Upstairs Downstairs – From humble beginnings to the American dream
  2. Crowning Glory – Celebrate Chimney Pots and Stacks
  3. Weathervanes – What’s blowing in the wind?
  4. The Fulneck Moravian Settlement, Pudsey, nr Leeds – Brief history & pictorial tour
  5. Twixt Leeds and Bradford – Past and Present in the Green Belt Corridor
  6. Remnants of a lost life - A brief encounter with life and The First World War
  7. To prove I’m not forgotten – Visiting WWI Battlefields and Cemeteries
  8. Chasing Million Eyres - Following the trail Leeds to Siberia
  9. Discovering Family History – What’s it all about?
  10. Bermuda, Berlin and Brill; two wars, two wives - the Stage is set
  11. Riding along on the crest of a wave – Hull, Hampshire and Cornish cream teas!
  12. A Grand Day out – some historic homes and their stories
  13. Yorkshire – birthplace for businesses
  14. Our House and Its Contents – including sources for house history
  15. Digging into ... the Census - do you use them to the full?
  16. Females in the family – Ladies, Ships, Locomotives and more
  17. Which website and why? What difference does it make?
  18. Family History – Sources before 1837
  19. Bridging the gap – Tracing forwards from the 1911 census
  20. Wills for Family History – With so many online indexes, there’s no excuse – check!
  21. Writing Your Family History – Moving on from record sheets and charts
  22. Reading the Original – Hints and Tips for deciphering old documents
  23. From Cradle to Grave – A lifetime of sources, how many have you explored?
  24. Discovering Manorial records – working back from 1926 to 1089!
  25. 19thCentury Boom and Bust – Exploring business and family fortunes
  26. Ideas for researching Non-Conformist ancestors
  27. Researching Yorkshire Ancestors online
  28. Family Historian – Award winning British genealogy software programme


Duration :           -   Generally 45 minutes to one hour

Fee :                  -   £45 talks 1-14, £50 talks 15 - 27 all for 2020 online delivery

Availability:        -   Almost anytime depending on adult education teaching 

Resources         -   A handout will be included with some Family History talks


Tailor-made Family History workshops available

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