Shropshire FHS Open Day & Fair 1st June 2013

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Come and visit us, at the Society's Open Day & Fair, Saturday 1st June 2013, 10:00AM - 4:00PM, The Shirehall, Shrewsbury.  Admission £3 Pay on Door. Free Parking. Non-Members Welcome.

SPEAKERS:
11.00 am
Subject - "Name Lists for The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century"
Speaker - Michael Gandy
Lay Subsidies, Protestation, Hearth Tax, etc.  It's not about the obvious parish sources such as parish registers and wills (they get mentioned but skated over).

Michael Gandy BA(Hons) FSG  AGRA  Areas of Expertise: Anglo-Indian, Anglo-Italian, Army records, Birth certificates, Catholic ancestry, Census, Chancel Repairs, Chancery Proceedings, Civil Registration, Death Certificates, Historical research, Huguenots, Marriage certificates, Military records, Monumental Inscriptions, Nonconformity, Police, Police - Metropolitan, Quakers, Roman Catholics, Wills,
Special Interests and Areas of Work: Nonconformists, Quakers, Catholics (and Irish in general), Huguenots, India All records at the National Archives, British Library and Society of Genealogists

2.30 pm
Subject - "Genealogy and Genetics"
Speaker - Geoff Swinfield
Geoff Swinfield has been a professional researcher for more than 30 years. Since 1999, he has run his own genealogical company, Geoff Swinfield Genealogical Services.
He has a Ph.D. in genetics and has used this training to apply genealogical research to the study of families at risk from genetic diseases. He lectures on DNA Tests for Family Historians and, in 2008/9, he lead a joint research project between Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Society and Genealogists into a hereditary form of glaucoma.  
Genealogy and Genetics
Much has been written about DNA tests. Which parts of the genetic material and its inherited variation can be tested? What commercial products are available and how should the results be interpreted? What do they tell the family historian about their ancestry discovered from genealogical sources? Are we likely to be related to others with the same surname even if there is no documentary evidence? This talk will tell you what you can (and can’t) infer and discover from these tests.

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Stands:     
Family History Societies          Parish Registers
Local Interest Societies           Burial Indexes
Shropshire Archives                Census Indexes
Monumental Inscriptions         Books & Maps
Picture Postcards                   Quarter Sessions
Photograph Restoration          Wills & Strays
Computer Software                Internet Access
Family Trees                         IGI
Ephemera                             Railway Ancestors Research Advice
1881 Census                         Microfiche

SFHS Research Materials Available

Why not arrange to meet your newly found "Long lost relatives" there?

To contact us with a query about Open Day 2013 send an email to:- OpenDay @ sfhs.org.uk (remove spaces to use)