Thursday, 6 June 2019

BIFHSGO June Meeting

The agenda for Saturday, 8 June 2019 at The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, is:

9:00 to 9:30 am -- Annual General Meeting
10:00 am to 11:30 am -- Great Moments

A Dark Chapter in a Successful Life, presented by Nigel Lloyd 
"My Great Great Grandfather, Edward Lloyd, was one of the 19th Century’s most successful publishers and newspaper proprietors. His paper, Lloyds Weekly News, became the only newspaper in Britain to have a circulation of more than a million copies in the nineteenth century. This talk focuses on his private life: He had nineteen children by three different women. While sorting out these relationships, a dark chapter is revealed."

A Poor Racine, presented by Mike Jaques
The Times newspaper in 1854 published an article about poverty in Bethnal Green, London, and made mention of “a poor Racine”.  Research to try to identify this Racine and determine whether he was a relative resulted in an unexpected discovery.

Finding Frances, presented by Gillian Leitch
Wife of Jean Victor Baron and then John Inigo Wright, mother to Richard John Baron and John William Wright, daughter of Richard Guise and Elizabeth Windham, the younger sister of Sarah Elizabeth Cutler: these have been the only ways of knowing Frances. She has been an enigma.  Through a lot of research, spots of good luck and great help her identity and her life in the late 18th and early 19th century London has become a “Great Moment” in research.

Footnote:  This is the last BIFHSGO meeting until September đŸ˜¢, but remember the special one-day event on Thursday 8 August in the same room at Centrepointe "DNA and Online Resources for Discovering Your Lost Family History". Find out more and register.

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