The conference is quite expensive at £45.00 and only the first two talks covering the history of care homes and more recent events in Northern Ireland are likely to appeal to the family historian as the afternoon talks concentrate on the future of Childrens’ Care Homes.
Tracing Pre-Victorian Ancestors
Accurate research involves understanding and analysing information, not just copying "hints" or other peoples' family trees. A recently published book focuses on methods for reaching reliable conclusions about our family history before the Victorian era.
The author sets out how to use various avenues of research, with case studies and examples plus a good bibliography and index.
Family history does not have to be expensive! A vast number of useful online resources are available free of charge.
Why not visit our "Free Websites" section and see which of the many sites listed there can be most helpful to you?
An appeal from
the Northamptonshire County Archivist
Red-hot lobbying by family historians and others has halted a plan by Northamptonshire County Council to cut free afternoon access to its record office and impose sky-high charges for much of the week. But there may be more trouble ahead if visitor numbers don't improve.
With the help of funding from FFHS, the National Archives has updated the Manorial Documents Register for Northamptonshire. The Register for this and most other counties in England & Wales is now easy to search online. It reveals the contents and locations of a vast range of sources that can help us find out more about our forebears. An overview of the documents involved can be seen on the TNA website.