Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Advance Notice: Secret Lives – Hidden Voices of our Ancestors

There's a major conference planned for late summer 2018 in England which you may want to plan on attending..
Four major genealogical organisations, the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA), The Guild of One Name Studies, the Halsted Trust and the Society of Genealogists are cooperating to host a major family history conference to be held from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September 2018 in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

The theme is Secret Lives – Hidden Voices of our Ancestors. Some potential topics are:

Bigamy, Divorce, Marriage breakdown from 18th-20th centuries; LGBTQIA Lives, social history, records and current research; Criminal under class; Bagnios and Bawdy Houses. Prostitution in18th Century London; Fallen Women -Victorian Prostitution and Reform; Victorian Detectives, Police and Crime; Transportation; Social deprivation in London and other urban areas; Social deprivation and life in rural areas; Researching Women ancestors; Ecclesiastical or Bawdy Courts cases; Litigation and civil and equity court  records case studies; Migrant communities – Jewish Manchester, Irish Liverpool 
Workhouses and other institutions inmates; School and institutions for poor children; A poor person’s death- Funeral Clubs and Friendly Societies;
There a call out for presentation proposals at secretlives.org.uk/ 

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