Widening horizons webinar series

In autumn 2020, we worked with the Guild of One-Name Studies to bring you a series of weekly webinars for both LPSS and Guild members, exploring the wider contexts of local history and genealogy. The Guild and speakers have also kindly made the talks available online, in case you missed them first time around. Just click the play button on the videos below to watch the presentations, or click on the links in each paper title for more detail from the Guild’s website (and they have also transcribed the Q&A from each session).

Wednesday 7th October at 8.00pm BST, Elizabeth E Green: Mortality and Morbidity: a study of National Registration death certificates for two families 1837 to 2009

Wednesday 14th October at 8.00pm BST, Paul Carter and Pam Smith (Co-founders of ‘Name and Place’): One-Place Studies – thinking laterally: how a one-place study can support surname and population studies

Wednesday 21st October at 8pm BST, Dr Andy Hinde (University of Southampton): Creating a publicly-available common format database of parish register data on baptisms, marriages and burials

Wednesday 28th October at 8pm BST, Dr Nikki Brown: The Ruby One-Name Collaborative Study: how it worked and what I learned

Wednesday 4th November at 8pm GMT, Dr Eilidh Garrett (University of Cambridge): Looking at single trees and whole orchards: how genealogist and demographers can work together

Wednesday 11th November at 8pm GMT, Professor Bob Bennett (University of Cambridge): Identifying business proprietors from the census; and using the online Atlas on entrepreneurship