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May 2021

Yorkshire’s Watermen

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST

Speaker: David Scrimgeour

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Saving Chapel Row from demolition by the Lyte Family

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Free

Speaker: John Lyte

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June 2021

Wives & Widows, Women did make wills

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST

Speaker: Anna Watson Zoom meeting opens at 19:00 hours for a chat, talk commences 19:30 hours.

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What made Yorkshire Great

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST

Speaker: Stuart Hartley Zoom meeting opens at 19:00 hours for a chat, talk commences 19:30 hours.

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Yorkshire Family History Fair Online

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Saga of Smith & Link with the Fareys of Skipton

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Free

Speaker: Richard Smith Zoom meeting opens at 14:00 hours for a chat, talk commences 14:30 hours. Richard will be talking about his book 'A Saga of Smiths' https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/richard-smith/a-saga-of-smiths/hardcover/product-1jq8q5gk.html?page=1&pageSize=4 'A Saga of Smiths' covers a timescale of over one thousand years. It traces the varied fortunes of the Smiths of West Yorkshire and their connection with other families, including: - The Absaloms of Hampshire and London The Cardens of Brighton The Cloughs of Sutton and Crosshills The Fareys of Skipton The…

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July 2021

In the Name of Family History

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST

Speaker: Jackie Depelle Stories from Archives, Libraries, Museums and more.  Being able to research extensive record collections online is wonderful however surprising finds may await when venturing further afield.  Expect tales of travel and unexpected discoveries.

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September 2021

Behind the Scenes working for the Who Do You Think You Are? television series

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Free

Speaker: Gill Blanchard Gill is a full time historical researcher and author with an academic background in History, Sociology and Politics at degree and postgraduate degree level. In addition, she has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education), which qualifies her to teach adults. Gill was awarded a second MA with Merit in Biography and Creative Non Fiction by the University of East Anglia. For further details please visit her website: https://www.pastsearch.co.uk

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After You’re Dead!

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST

Speaker: Eric Jackson The history of dissection and the grave robbing that took place to feed the need for bodies to dissect. Includes the methods utilised to deter the grave robbers and an account of the activities of Burke and Hare as well as some notable more recent occurrences of grave robbing. Dealt with in a light-hearted way, not at all gruesome. Well illustrated with Power Point slides.

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A Grandmother’s Legacy: a memoir of five generations who lived through the days of the Raj

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Free

Speaker: Jenny Mallin's earliest memories are of her mother in the kitchen, tapping a wooden spoon against the side of the metal dekshi and then tasting her curry sauce, checking the seasoning. From that moment, Jenny was hooked… With her passions for cooking, India, research and writing, the outcome has been a labour of love - a memoir that mingles the history of her family when they lived in India, with her grandmothers' recipes that were prudently passed down through…

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