Interested in Family History?  Near Kent in mid-July?  Then this seminar may be of interest to you.
Guild of One-Name Studies Catalogues, Collections and ArChives Seminar Chartham Village Hall, Station Road, Canterbury CT4 7JA
9:30 am - 4:45 pm on Saturday 15 July 2017
A visit to Canterbury, the home of Canterbury Cathedral Archives, whose records go back to the 8th century about which Cressida Williams, Canterbury Cathedral Archivist, will give the first talk. This will be followed by talks on “Using Canterbury's Civic Records to uncover the livesof Late Medieval Townspeople”, “Probate Records and East Kent’s unrivalled Collections” and “When in Want or Distress:  The Records of the Parish Overseer”.  Talks on techniques are always popular so we include “Presenting your Statistics”.
Chartham is four miles from Canterbury and easily reached by train from Canterbury-West or Ashford International.  There is car parking by theVillage Hall.
09:30 ­ 10:00          Registration and coffee
10:00 ­ 10:10          Welcome to the Seminar ­ David Burgess
10:10 ­ 11:10          Church records over the centuries: the collections of Canterbury Cathedral Archives ­ Cressida Williams
11:10 ­ 11:20          Comfort Break
11:20 ­ 12:20          Using Canterbury's Civic Records to uncover the lives of Late Medieval Townspeople ­ Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh
12:20 ­ 13:15          Lunch Break
13:15 ­ 14:15          Probate Records and East Kent’s unrivalled
Collections - Dr David Wright
14:15 ­ 14:25          Comfort Break
14:25 ­ 15:00          Presenting your Statistics - Dr Nikki Brown
15:00 ­ 15:30          Tea Break
15:30 ­ 16:30          When in Want or Distress:  The Records of the Parish Overseer - Peter Ewart
16:30  Close of Seminar
Applications to attend are welcome from Guild members, family historians, genealogists, and members of the general public having an interest in the subject matter.
Seminar cost including refreshments and buffet lunch is £20.00.
We would like to ensure that any disabled delegate can participate fully in this event.
An Accommodation Listing is available.
Joining instructions will be emailed prior to the seminar.
"Postal booking now open, online booking will open on or soon after May 7th
You can download our flyer booking form, which can be printed, filled-in, and posted, with a cheque to:
Alan Moorhouse, [Seminar Bookings], 8 Strachans Close, STROUD, Gloucestershire, GL5 3EB.
This form may be downloaded from the Guild website Canterbury seminar page:
All bookings will be confirmed by email, with full joining instructions, on or before this date.
Further information may be obtained by telephoning the Guild HelpDesk on 0800 011 2182, or by email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rod Clayburn
Seminar Subcommittee
Guild of One-Name Studies
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