Bridging the gap – tracing forwards from 1921: Jackie Depelle: Online

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This talk has not been recorded but Jackie has kindly provided a handout. You need to be logged in as a member to download it directly. If you are not a member then email webmaster@gfhs.org.uk  if you would like a copy. This talk has not been recorded. Jackie has kindly provided a handout. If you...

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Quarter Sessions Records: Ian Waller: Online

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The Talk It would be unusual if your ancestor did not appear in Quarter Session records. Besides petty crime the Quarter Sessions administered many local government functions including licensing, local taxes, market and fairs. The records are perhaps the most comprehensive of any English Court and this talk examines their value to family historians and...

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The work of the John Moore Museum Tewksbury: Kirstie Bingham: Online

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This talk has been recorded and the link is available to members when logged in. This talk has been recorded. Members can access the recording here. The Talk John Moore is one of  Gloucestershire’s most well-known writers writing novels such as ‘A Portrait of  Elmbury’ a thinly disguised portrait of Tewkesbury and its most notorious  inhabitants....

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Explore the Parish Chest: Beyond the Registers: Claire O’Grady: Online

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This talk has been recorded and the link is available to members when logged in. This talk has been recorded. Members can access the recording here. As well as having an ecclesiastical function, the parish was and is the smallest civil administrative unit in England and Wales.  As a result, the parish generated a wide range...

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Society’s Annual General Meeting followed by talk:

Dunrossil Centre at the Heritage Hub and via Zoom Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester

This talk has been recorded and the link is available to members when logged in. This talk has been recorded. Members can access the recording here. All members are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting. After the AGM there is a talk by Seren Wildwood and Tracy Powell of the  Gloucestershire Registration Service about...

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Breaking Down Brick Walls: An online workshop: Mia Bennett

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The Brickwalls Here are the brief summaries of the five  brick walls we will be examining. You are welcome to explore them in advance  but please do not share any results until we ask you to do so in the session. Introductory Talk The introductory talk (but not the discussion of the examples)  has been...

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Great War Widows and emigration: Andrea Hetherington: Online: Note the changed date

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The Talk The lives of Britain’s First World War widows remain largely unexplored despite the explosion of interest in the conflict during the Centenary period. This talk looks at the phenomenon of war widows’ emigration to the Dominions of Australia and Canada. Using information from passenger manifests, census returns and documents supplied by the descendants...

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John Nevil Maskelyne: Gloucestershire’s master of Magic and Mystery: Andy Meller : Online

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Born in Cheltenham in 1839, John Nevil Maskelyne was a magician, showman, author and inventor. Honoured to this day by the Magic Circle, who present an annual Maskelyne Award for services to British magic, 'The Chief' as he was known, still holds the record for the longest running continuous magic show in British history. During...

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My Grandad’s Global Family: Ben Nicholls: Online

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The  talk has been recorded and the link is available to members when logged in. The introductory talk has been recorded. Members can access the recording here. Ben Nicholls introduces his talk When, at the age of 24, I discovered that my grandad had had four children with three different women over a period of...

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Breach of Promise to Marry: Denise Bates: Online

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"The marriage day was fixed, the wedding dresses were bought, the wedding tour was planned out, the wedding guests were invited. The day came, but not the bridegroom." Whilst the fictional Miss Havisham never got over rejection, the reality was much brighter for thousands of jilted women. Rather than mope in fading wedding finery, they...

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