Early Modern Ancestors Day – Roehampton University 28 June 2011

Are you interesting in understanding early modern records to research your family history?

This one-day workshop will provide information and training on how to use the hearth tax, loyalty oaths and other early modern records.

Lectures:

Prof. David Hey (University of Sheffield), Surnames and the Hearth Tax Returns

Dr Edward Vallance (Roehampton University London), ‘Sources to Swear by’: Researching your 17th & 18th Century Ancestors

Peter Seaman (formerly of The National Archives), The Hearth Tax: a Census for the 17th Century?

Dr John Price (Centre for Hearth Tax Research), Sourcing the Sources: Locating and Accessing Hearth Tax Records

Workshops:

  • Practical Palaeography: Approaching 17th Century handwriting
  • Advanced Palaeography: Reading and interpreting texts
  • IT and Internet Resources: Finding and accessing resources
  • IT and Databases: Understanding and analysing data

These workshops, with an onus on practical advice and assistance with specific tasks or queries, will be led by a team of experts, including:

Dr Simon Dixon (Research Fellow, Queen Mary, University of London)

Dr Elizabeth Parkinson (Senior Research Fellow, RU)

Dr Edward Vallance (Reader in Early Modern History, RU)

Tickets:

Ticket prices include: all presentations and workshops; lunch and all refreshments; and entry to the keynote lecture and drinks reception.

  • Advanced booking: £70.00 (book before 1st April 2011)
  • Standard booking: £85.00 (after 1st April 2011)
  • Late booking: £99.00 (after 1 June 2011)

You can book online here

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