Your Fair Ladies

Family and Local History - Love It, Learn It

Talks List - Revised November 2017

All talks are illustrated and general last for 45 minutes to one hour.

Contact : Jackie Depelle     07985 606993      0113 236 0253

Topics :   1 to 12 are ideal for any audience

                13 to 25 are particularly suitable for family & local history 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.  Views of the Fulneck Moravian Settlement, Pudsey, nr Leeds
  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.  Pride of Place – Rooftops, Tiles, Terracotta and Thatch


13.  Which website and why?  Plus and minus - look the same sources on different sites

14.   Family History – Sources before 1837

15.   Bridging the gap – Tracing forwards from the 1911 census

16.   Wills for Family History – With so many online indexes, there’s no excuse – check!

17.   Writing Your Family History – Moving on from record sheets and charts

18.   Reading the Original – Hints and Tips for deciphering old documents

19.   From Cradle to Grave – A lifetime of sources, how many have you discovered?

20.   Discovering Manorial records – working back from 1926 to 1089!

21.   19th Century Boom and Bust – Exploring business and family fortunes

22.  Ideas for researching Non-Conformist ancestors

23.  The 1911 and other census – What’s the difference?

24.  Family Historian – Award winning British genealogy software programme


Duration:           -   Generally 45 minutes to one hour

Fee :                 -   £40 + travel depending on distance

Availability:       -   Almost anytime depending on adult education teaching commitments

Requests:         -   All are illustrated talks – blackout or darkened room preferable

                    Screen, Projector stand and extension cable if possible please 


Tailor-made Family History workshops and day schools available, please contact Jackie for further details.

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