If you would like to book a talk for your group or society, please see below for the current subjects available:
NEW FOR 2021 ** “Preyers on the Public” The Art of the Con in the Nineteenth Century
NEW FOR 2021 ** “A Match made in Hell?: Shining a light on the Match Making Industry”
NEW FOR 2021 ** “We don’t want any…Master’s not in” What REALLY happened on Census night.
“Nests of ignorance…haunts of filth” Ancestors in the Courts of King Cholera
“Given with freedom and cheerfulness and not grudgingly: Almshouses and charitable giving”
Studying the three R’s: an introduction into School and Education Records for Family Tree research.
“In Search of Lather: The Owners and Workers of Cheshire’s Soap Making Industry”
My Ancestors were Gamekeepers: Sources for Family Historians
Using Quarter Sessions Administrative Records for Family History
“Music for the Masses: Joseph Higham, Band Instrument Maker of Strangeways.”
A Tale of Two Warfords: A Brief History of Great and Little Warford, near Alderley Edge
Baptists and their records – a Guide for Family Historians A brief history of the Baptist faith, and how it fits into the national context, with sources for family history.
How to read a Landscape (this can be tailored for different geographical areas)
“Reads and sings beautifully…very defective” Mary Dendy and the Sandlebridge Schools. A glimpse into the life and work of this champion of revolutionary healthcare
” The Art of Criminal Conversation”: Researching Divorce Records, where you can find them, and what they can tell you.
“Physick, Pothecary or Chirurgeon? ” Uncovering Cheshire’s Medical Men and their work
Unearthing our Quaker Community: a peek into the archives of the local Society of Friends
If you are interested in a family or local history subject which is not listed above, please get in touch and I may be able to be of help.
I look forward to hearing from you!