In a departure from her usual travel talks, Festival Chair, Sue Ablett, took her audience on a journey unearthing the secrets of family history research. In this new talk, ‘Delving into the Past’, Sue talked about how she got the family history bug; how she has found out some of the information; some of the gems she has unearthed; and how she put it all together in a book. An interesting and very enjoyable talk, full of fascinating characters and their social history, with lots of useful information of how anyone can start to ‘delve’ into their own family’s past.
Great talk this afternoon Sue, thank you! I really need to ‘write up’ some of the family stories from the reams of info that I have. Thank you for the tips, I think it’s inspired an idea for a starting point.
Dear Sue, thank you for letting me join the zoom meeting this afternoon. You always have a thorough knowledge and such enthusiasm for your subject. You explained the different ways to make a start and also where information could be available, also things to be aware of, such as repetitive family names!
Researching our own family history can tell us so much and give us a better understanding of the social history of times past.
Thank you, Best wishes, Chris