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:

Talk presentations are adapted to suit audiences.  Please ask about tailor-made workshop:

Subject Matter/Talks:


  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 – Past and Present in the Green Belt Corridor
  6. Local History in Calverley, Farsley, Fulneck, Pudsey and District
  7. Remnants of a lost life - A brief encounter with life and The First World War
  8. Our house and its contents – The Butcher, The Baker and The Furniture Maker
  9. Chasing Million Eyres - Following the trail Leeds to Siberia

   10. The Best of Britain – cruising and circumnavigating the British Isles in wall to wall sunshine

   11. “The Tutor’s story” Teaching Family History – A whole new world

   12.  An exceptional holiday – A mini-bus tour of WWI Battlefields and Cemeteries

   13.  Discover your Family History – Find out how, the theory is easy!

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

   15. 19th Century Boom and Bust – Exploring business and family fortunes

   16.  Wander the web – Top Ten free family history websites

   17.  Family History – Sources before 1837

   18.  Tracing your Yorkshire Ancestors online – Specialist websites for God’s Own Country

   19.  Writing Your Family History – Moving on from record sheets and charts, made it readable!

   20.  Great Grand Uncle John (1841-1923) – a life through source material

   21.  In a dream world – Ideas to organise your Family Research

   22.  Ideas for researching Non-Conformist ancestors

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

   24.  Family Historian  – Highly regarded British genealogy software programme

   25.  Family History Holidays – Visit Archives, Libraries, Museums, the Seaside and more …

   26.  Talking Family History - What’s it all about?  20/30 minutes (not illustrated)

   27.  Everyday care and conservation – Practical guidance for treasured items


Talk presentation is adapted to suit audiences.  Please ask about tailor-made workshops.


Duration:           Generally 45 minutes to one hour

Fee :                  £35 + travel contribution 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 please 

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