18 April 2020

Family Tree Virtually Live - Day 2

I had the opportunity to view a few, by no means all of the videos from the first day of Family Tree Virtually Live. It wouldn't be fair to single out one in particular.

Here's what available for Day 2.

Learn how to trace your ancestors in Northamptonshire
Discover the history of the county and the valuable historic records that will help you find your family in Northamptonshire with Chair of Northamptonshire Family History Society, Angela Malin. Contains useful information that people could apply to other localities too.
Discover resources to help you trace your ancestors in the British Isles
Exploring records for England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, Daniel Horowitz will show you the records and tools at MyHeritage that will help you trace your roots and find out who you are.
Plan your family history trip to Ireland
Off the beaten track – planning your Irish research trip with David Ryan: How to get around and which repositories to visit when planning an Irish research trip.
Making oral family history
Why you should record family stories and how to do this, with David Ryan, as he shows the value of the spoken word, with useful websites and top tips on how to become a great interviewer.
Living the Poor Life
Researching ancestors as inmates, governors or staff in the workhouse with Dr Gill Draper: Learn how to use workhouse records to research lives under the New Poor Law's dreaded Union Workhouse, glancing back at researching earlier periods.
How to use traditional family history to understand your DNA results
Long-time family history enthusiast Karen Evans shows how by growing your family tree online, both back in time, and filling in additional branches, you can make sense of that list of DNA matches.
Three easy steps to getting started with family history
Learn how to research your family history with three simple steps: ask questions & gathering records, using birth, marriage & death records, and exploring the census. Using the life of Emmeline Pankhurst, professional genealogist Nikki Paine puts these steps into practice to show what can be achieved in your own family tree.
What stories would your ancestors tell?
An engaging talk for beginners by Robert Parker on how to start discovering your ancestors using proven research techniques, exploring the key techniques, resources and top tips for finding your ancestors and their stories.
Starting your family history online
With the widespread use of the internet for family history, where do you start? Which websites should you use? Robert Parker shares his favourite websites; those that provide results - consistently. Discover the websites to use regularly, and those that are just emerging as useful to family history and genealogy.
Learn about the Great Frost and Famine of 1739-1741
How did these events of frost and famine occur in our ancestors’ lives? Wayne Shepheard looks at the changes to the environment and the devastating impact that climate could have on their survival.
Voyages of the past
Maritime historian Dr Simon Wills talks about the seafaring journeys our ancestors made over the past few centuries, exploring life at sea, what it was like in First Class and steerage, the food, accommodation, with excerpts from contemporary diaries. This is an audio, rather than video, recording.
An introduction to surname research and one-name studies
Learn about the enthusiastic group of experts who undertake one-name studies, and find out how you can become a ‘one-namer’ too, with surname specialist Julie Goucher.
Searching for ancestors when you’re adopted
Adoptee Penny Walters shares her valuable experience in how to trace family when you’re adopted – the approaches to take, and tips to make the process go as smoothly as possible.
Ethical dilemmas in genealogy
Penny Walters looks at the issues might arise when we’re doing our family history. From privacy issues, to breaking bad news and unexpected discoveries, a family history researcher can encounter many sorts of ethical dilemmas, so it’s as well to be prepared.

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