Your Fair Ladies

Family and Local History - Love It, Learn It


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

Topics 1 to 12 are ideal for any audience;   13 to 16 are adaptable to either general audiences or family history groups;  17 to 28 are particularly suitable for groups with family or local history interests.

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. Just Cruising - a working holiday visiting British Islands
  11. Lest we forget - Visiting WWI Battlefields and Cemeteries
  12. Upstairs Downstairs - From humble beginnings to the American dream

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

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

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

   16. 19th Century Boom and Bust – Exploring business and family fortunes


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

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

   19.  Family History – Sources before 1837

   20.  Tracing your Yorkshire Ancestors – Specialist sources for God’s Own County

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

   22.  Living through source material - Putting flesh on the bones of the skeletal tree

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

   24.  Ideas for researching Non-Conformist ancestors

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

   26.  Family Historian  – Highly regarded British genealogy software programme

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

   28.  Filling the gap - Tracing forwards from the 1911 census


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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