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Visiting Speakers
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Visiting Speakers
 On the 2nd Monday of each month we usually have a visiting speaker to give us a talk on a Family History related subject. This is held at the Burntwood Old Mining College
If you are interested in being a speaker at one of our monthly meeting, or you want to suggest a speaker, please contact Jane Leake (01543 683520
Visiting Speakers for 2013
14th January "Black Country Chapels" - Ned Williams
11th February - Members’ Evening
11th March - "The Great War and Shattered Illusions" - Danny Wells
8th April "The Duke Of Sutherland – a Kindly Landlord?" - Steve Booth
13th May "Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site – Then and Now" - Richard Bifield
10th June "Rural Industries Before the Railways" - Dr. Richard Churchley
8th July "The Making of Maps" - Richard Stone
12th August "Family Memorabilia" - Members evening
9th September - A.G.M. - Ten Minute Tales
14th October "Workhouses of Birmingham" - Dr. Chris Upton
11th November - Title to be advised - John Yates
December - Social Evening
Past Subjects and Speakers
"Beyond the Brick Wall" - Judith Farrington
"The City of Dreadful Night" - Danny Wells
"The Development of Prisons" - Richard Papworth
"Understanding Birth Certificates" - John Yates
"The Wonderful Age of Steam" - Patsie Jarman
"Selling Your Wife" - Richard Stone
"The British on Holiday" - Richard Byfield
"The Effects of the Coming of the Tudors in1845 on Mid Staffordshire" - Stephen Booth
"Looking at Shops" - Ned Williams
"Sapper Norman" - Joay and Alan Lewis
"The Victorians and the Christmas Season" - Danny Wells
"Trouble with Servants" - Pamela Sambrook
"King Charles the II and the legacy of the Oak" - Alan Lewis
"The Wonderful Age of Steam" Patsie Jarman
"Stage Coaches and Their Routes" - Stephen Booth
"Tools & Skills of Past Times" - Ruth Taylor
"BMD - How to get the best out of Them" - Sharon & Ian Hartas
"Find Ancestors on the Somme" - Phil Lamb
"There's a Bit of a Stink" - Patsie Jarman
"Another Funny Thing Happened at the Register Office" - John Yates
"Employment in and Around Walsall" - Ann French
"Poverty is the Worst of Crimes" - Liz Street
"Crime and Punishment" - Patsie James
"The Victorian Way of Death" - Danny Wells
"How to Create a Biography" - Ros Bott
"Local Survivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade" - Dave Pulley
"Stories Grandad Told" - Vanessa Morgan
"Some Staffordshire Knotts Untied" - Dr. Richard Totty
"My Family Through the Ages" - Adam Garner
"Wills Post 1858" - John Yates
"Love Misplaced" - Beryl Wilkes
"Methodism" - Keith Rothery
"Unravelling the Woolleys" - Delia Wyres
"Staffordshire Saints" - Catherine Cartwright
"Alrewas National Memorial Arboretum" - Jan Altham
"Using the Walsall Local Studies Centre" - Paul Ford
"St Matthew's Hospital - the County Lunatic Asylum" - David Budden
"Grandma was a Suffragette" - Barbara Andrew
"Meet the Pagets" - Richard Stone
"And the Bride Wore....." Patricia Boyd
"Heroes in my Family Tree" - Delia Wyres
"Uncle Ike and family in the Black Country" - Beryl Hyde
"Fairs from Medieval to Modern Times" - David Podmore
"The fact in Fiction" - Michael Taylor
"Estate Papers and the Elusive Thomas Kington" - Mary Pochin
"What the Butler Saw" - Patricia Boyd
"The Power of the Internet" - Pam Woodburn
"Ordnance Survey Past and Present"
"A Squires Tale" - Paul Walker
"The Power of the Internet" - Pam Woodburn
"Source for the Goose" - Thea Randall
"Development of Photography" - Gillian Jones
"A Squires Tale" - Paul Walker
"The Origins of Surnames" - Geoff Sorrell
"The Parish Chest" - Alan Tongue
"Original Documents for Research" - Roger Knowles
"The Redemption of Eliza Jane" - Mark Frampton
"Getting the Most out of Death Certificates" - John Yates
"Christmas Traditions" - Patricia Boyd
"On Line With Your Past" - Lesly Vasey
"Non-Conformist Records" - Peter Bloor
"Staffordshire's Changing Landscape" - Thea Randall
"DNA and Family History" Chris Pomeroy
"Making the Most of Marriage and Death Certificates" - John Yates
"May I Remind You" - Joyce Finnemore
"The Hanslow Family Tree" - Ruth Hanslow
"Probate Records" - Martin Sanders
"Developments in Family History on Line at FFFH" - Maggie Loughran
"The Battle of Hastings" - Adrian P.S. de Redman
"How we lived then" - Mary Bodfish
"My Granny's Box" - Judith Farrington
"Upstairs, Downstairs" - Patricia Boyd
"An Introduction to English Heraldry" - Adrian P.S. de Redman
"Laurence's Air Force (Medals)" - Roger Bragger
"Beryl's Treasures" - Beryl Wilkes
"Ernest and the Panther" - John Atkinson
"Skeletons in the Cupboard" - Anette Hall
"Reading Old Handwriting" - Corinna Rayner
"Making Sense of the Census" - Cath Yates
"Helping us to Help You" - John Yates
"A History of Saint Michael's Church Lichfield" - Dr. Trevor James
"Church Terriers" - Dr Mary Watts
"Searching for the True Connection" - Dorothy Inlett
"The Clock Tower" - Colin Walton"
Tne One Name Studies" - Peter Badham
"A Wander Through Family History" - Joyce Finnemore
"The Wyatts of Weeford" - Chris Adams
"My Ancestor was a Gamekeeper" - Thea Randall
"Locks and Lock making in Willenhall" - John Whistance
"The Leather Workers of Walsall" - Dr. Rotherham
"The History of Beaudesert" - Bernard Richards
"The Midland Association with the Gunpowder Plot" - Beryl Ellerslie
"The Shot at Dawn Memorial and Arboretum" - Jackie Fisher
"The Archives of the Staffordshire Regiment" - Maj. E. Green
"16th and 17th Century Wills" - Prof. Ann Hughes
"F.F.H.S." - Maggie Loughran (Administrator)
"Staffordshire Military Mail" - Richard Farman
"A Walk Down Memory Lane" - Ron Smith
"The Worst of Crimes is Poverty" - Mark Dorrington
"The History of Kings Bromley" - Mavis Crocket
"Wolverhampton Archives" - Lesley Vasey
"The Battle of Waterloo" - Tim Burgin
"Under Old Chasetown" - Vic Vayro
"Inter-relations in Family History" - Edna Handley
"George Oakley - Barnardo Boy" - Joyce Finnimore
"William Salt Library - Stafford" - Thea Randall
"Looking for Uncle Albert" - Margaret Toohill
"Birmingham Register Office" - John Yates
"The Zulu Wars" - Robert Hope
"An Infamous Mason" - John Mason
"Our Canal Heritage" - Tim Burgin
"Maps for Family History" - Peter Knowles
"Charles II Route thro' the Midlands" - Trevor Antill
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