Fascinating insights into the
lives of workhouse inmates and advice on tracing your own family tree will be
the subject of talks being given by UK genealogy expert Lady Mary Teviot at the
Harry Bailey Memorial Library on August 5.
Lady Teviot, Vice President of
the Federation of Family History Societies, has been involved with family
history research for over 43 years. She is also the Chairman of the Friends of
the East Sussex Record Office and a member of the Council of the British
Her company Census Searches Ltd
is a professional genealogical research company that undertakes research into
family history, probate and media research.
At the event in Coffs Harbour, Lady
Teviot will speak on:
- WORKHOUSES: Their
history, how they developed, when and how they were designed and built, why
people entered the workhouse, the conditions in which the inmates lived and the
records available including admission and discharge of inmates.
- I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT (A
SECOND LOOK AT PROBLEMS): Some suggestions and sources for when you reach a
'brick wall' in your research including some lesser known online genealogy
There will also be plenty of
opportunity for questions and discussion.
The event will be held on Friday,
August 5, from 2pm – 4.30pm. Entry will be by gold coin donation and afternoon
tea will be served.
Bookings are essential. For
more information or to book online visit the library website: http://libraries.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au
or phone 6648 4900.
Workroom at St James Workhouse