Expert guide dating victorian family photographs
Our speaker for the evening was Susanah Farmer, who is a member of the society and is also Editor of Ag Lab.
Susanah called her talk “Back to Basics” and its purpose was to encourage all of us to keep on researching our families by showing us the diverse ranges of information that are available to us.
Susanah knew that her mother had started a family history by asking family members to write down information: this information was of variable quality but there was one lengthy letter from he r grandfather that contained information that revealed a complicated family life with some unconventional aspects.
The audience thoroughly enjoyed Susanah’s talk which got everyone talking in the social time after the talk – lots of ideas were exchanged and I’m sure we all went away ready to look again at our family trees (and to create “To do lists”).
Most people starting out on research may only have partial information to go on: possibly a name, a medal, a story or a photograph.
Some people are lucky enough to be able to locate information using sites like Ancestry and Find My Past but bearing in mind the problem with missing records and the fact that only those serving overseas were entitled to medal there problems to be overcome.
Listed here are the transcripts of meetings from previous years.
You can select a date on the left to go to that year.