Speakers for 2018
Speaker Details 2018
List of speakers for Family Roots meetings in 2018
|4th January||The Registration Service. |
Outlining information available for Births, Marriages, Deaths, Civil Partnership, the Citizenship Register and change of name deeds.
|Phil White, Deputy Registrar and Deputy Superintendent Registrar|
|1st February||Woods Family 1950-65. The way in which local, national & international events affected the lives of an Eastbourne family.||Paul Jordan|
|1st March||The Commonwealth War Graves Commission.|
With the Commonwealth War Graves Commission achieving the 100th anniversary of its creation in 1917, the illustrated talk will reflect on the origins of the CWGC and how it manages to inspire new generations to honour those who fell for their country.
|5th April||AGM. Followed by The Life & times of Edith Cavell. Exploring the story of the British heroine who died in Brussels in 1915. Story telling supported by photographs of existing artefacts of her life.||Melanie Gibson-Barton|
|3rd May||The Parish Chest. Content of the Parish Chest used in conjunction with the Parish Registers. Period covered 1601-1834||Lady Teviot|
|7th June||Deceased Online||Jamie Burges-Lumsden|
|5th July||Outside event. TBA|
|2nd August||Not all online: how Record Offices can still help.|
So much is available online for the family historian but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Record Offices hold so much more that can help in family history research and this is what makes them special.
|6th September||Producing a Family History on Computer.|
Searching on computer, Family History Programmes (Family Tree Maker), Family trees; writing and family history.
|4th October||Witches, Warlocks & Wellingtons – the ritual protection of the home.|
This talk examines some of the ways people in the past protected themselves and their homes from evil. Protective items will also be on display and can be handled. There will hopefully be no witches or warlocks present, but a wellington may appear.
Do bring your own special object to the talk, if you feel you can leave your home unprotected for a few hours…
|Dr Janet Pennington|
|1st November||The end of the First World War.|
1918 was the decisive year for fighting on the Western Front. From the brink of potential defeat early in the year, the allies finished triumphant. This talk will show how the events of 1916 and 1917, changes in allied command, and German strategic errors brought about the end of the conflict. It will also show how news of the armistice was received in France and on the home front in East Sussex.
|Dr Chris Kempshall|
|6th December||Christmas Entertainment|