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World wide

Help! My ancestors are lost!

At times it seems that our ancestors are unable to be found, almost as if they are deliberately hiding from you. This presentation looks at reasons why this occurs and ways of demolishing the brick walls so your research will be back on track.


One Place Studies: What can you get from them?

One Place Studies are a neglected resource for family historians. In a One Place study information about a specific area is collected and collated. This information can include civil registration, church records, probate, electoral rolls, parish chest records, maps, photographs and much much more. This presentation shows the wide range of material that is available. It also explains ways of finding if a One Place Study exists of your geographic area of interest.


One Name Studies: What can you get from them?

One Name Studies are a neglected resource for family historians. In a One Name study information about a specific surname is collected and collated. This information can include civil registration, church records, probate, electoral rolls, parish chest records, maps, photographs and much much more. The study co-ordinator finds any reference to the surname and usually establishes family linkages where possible. This presentation shows the wide range of material that is available in most One Name studies and explains how the author does her One Name Study of the name Quested.


Digitising and organising your family history

This presentation discusses digitising your research and demystifies the digital tech speak so that you can confidently preserve your family history research in a digital format. Also covered are some ways of organising your digital images for easy retrieval.


Where to start in family history

Family history is a fascinating, popular past-time. This presentation aims to show the not so experienced researcher the wide range of resources available to aid their research.


Great-Uncle Charlie had TB

Prior to the 1950s tuberculosis was the health scourge of the world and the major cause of death and illness. Treatments varied over time ranging from bloodletting, various nostrums and removal to sanatoriums.


Just what did cause their death?

Death certificates, while fantastic documents providing essential information, were never designed for family historians. Establishing the cause of death is important for completion of our research but also for establishing a medical health history of a family.

However unfamililar terms are common. Exactly what does marasmus, apoplexy, scrofula inanition mean as the cause of death?

This presentation explains the evolution of the death certificate, the advances in medical knowledge and shows how some of the pitfalls of death certificate research can be avoided.


Causes of death: Fact or fiction?

Death certificates through time.


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