Autumn 2020

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Celebrating Family History

As part of the City Voices strand of Gloucester History Festival 2020, Gloucestershire's family historians gave a series of short talks ranging from 2 to 9 minutes.

Headline speaker, Dr Nick Barratt, historian, genealogist and broadcaster also gave a talk drawing on his experience with the popular TV programme, ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ to look at the future of family history. He concludes by providing tips on getting started with your own family history

A Focus on Family History (32 minutes)

Local family historian talk on a range of subjects including -

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Introduction to family history with Clive Andrews

Stonemasons at Gloucester Cathedral with Elaine Schollar

Researching the Smiths and England’s oldest farmers with Barbara Osborne

Button Gwinnett and the American Declaration of Independence with Liz Jack

Early family history publications with Gareth Swain

JRR Tolkien with Sue Woodward

Tragic accidents with Elaine Schollar

Gloucester Cemetery, Tredworth Road with Andy Sysum

Police ancestors with Barbara Osborne 

Police collar numbers with Sue Webb

Richard Gwinnett the dramatist Liz Jack

Unusual sources for family history with Rose Hewlett

Family tree to die for with Barbara Osborne

Gloucestershire’s memorial inscriptions (grave stones) with Andy Sysum

Titanic with Sue Woodward

Gloucestershire’s war memorials with Andy Sysum

We hope you enjoy the range of stories as much as we did! If it inspired you to take up research into your own family, please join us in the covid-safe Heritage Hub and work with one of our local experts.  Pre-booking essential - please see for details


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