Booking your talk

If you would like to book a talk for your group or society, please see below for the current subjects available:

NEW FOR 2019

“Given with freedom and cheerfulness and not grudgingly: Almshouses and charitable giving in Cheshire”

Studying the three R’s: an introduction into School and Education Records for Family Tree research.

Using Quarter Sessions Judicial Records for Family History (this is an ideal follow up to the talk on Quarter Session Administrative Records, see below)

NEW FOR 2018

“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

Still available and ever popular, are the following titles:

“Music for the Masses: Joseph Higham, Band Instrument Maker of Strangeways.”

Joseph Higham made brass and woodwind instruments for the army and navy, and ran one of the most famous musical instrument making works in the world, founded in 1842.  I will explore the manufacturing process, the impact of the rise of brass bands in the Victorian Age and the process of researching one of these important instruments which has come into my possession.

A Tale of Two Warfords: A Brief History of Great and Little Warford, near Alderley Edge

Cheshire Baptists and their records – a Guide for Family Historians  A brief history of the Baptist faith in Cheshire , 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 Cheshire’s Quaker Community: a peek into the archives of the local Society of Friends

Take a look at my recent blog post articles to see what has caught my interest.

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!

Claire Moores

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