LECTURES ON GENEALOGY, HERALDRY AND FAMILY AND SOCIAL HISTORY
Colin Chapman will be pleased to travel to any location to lecture on the following topics to a wide variety of audiences. Each lecture can be presented at an advanced, intermediate or beginner level, as required, to meet the needs of the listeners.
[All lectures are illustrated with a PowerPoint presentation]
Tracing Your British Ancestors – English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Manx, Channel Islanders
The Procedures and Language of Probate – Wills, Testaments, Inventories etc.
Church Courts Records in Family History Research – Some Sin, Sex and Probate
Marriage Laws, Records and Customs – Was Your Ancestor Really Married ?
Genealogy in Early British Censuses – 1086 to 1841
The Workhouse and Poorhouse – 700 years of Old & New Poor Laws
Prisoners of The Great (1914-19) War – A Saga of Some POW Camps in Britain
Family History from Education Records – Schools, Universities, Reformatories
Manor Court Rolls and Genealogical Research – Eleventh to Twentieth Centuries
Family History in Old Newspapers & Periodicals – Expected and Unexpected Sources
Migration: Internal, Immigration and Emigration – Tracking That Elusive Ancestor
Tracing a Naval Ancestor – Using Primary and Secondary Sources
Was Your Ancestor a Criminal ? – An Examination of 18th and 19th Century Crime
With Whom Did Your Ancestors Meet ? – They Didn't Live in a Vacuum
Civil Registration History and Pitfalls – Can You Trust the Certificates ?
Heraldry CAN be Understood – And Enjoyed by Us All !
Your Ancestors, Population and Birth Control – Contraception Delicately Delineated
Following Alex Haley’s Roots to The Gambia – A Genealogical Travelogue
Seasonal Customs and Traditions – Past Winter and Christmas Festivals