Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Genealogy in the sunshine

I am very pleased to confirm that I will be one of the speakers at the forthcoming Genealogy in the Sunshine conference which takes place in March 2104 in Rocha Brava on the Algarve in Portugal. The other speakers are:

- Chris Paton, who writes the popular British Genes blog, but is also the author of several books and a well known speaker

- Else Churchill, the genealogist at the Society of Genealogists

- John Hanson, a fellow member of the Guild of One-Name Studies who is now the Research Director of the Halsted Trust, a charitable organisation which promotes one-name study research but with particular reference to the surname Halsted 

- Donald Davis, who has done some "ground-breaking research into the householder schedules for the 1841 census". He will be explaining "how his discovery can help us interpret the entries that we seen in the enumerators' books".

I feel very honoured to be included in such an ''all-star" line-up.

The full programme has yet to be worked out but there are only a very limited number of places so if you want to participate you need to get your booking in early. Because of the restricted number of places there will be the opportunity for one-to-one consultations so bring your computer and I can have a look at your DNA results and help you to understand them!

Further information about Genealogy in the Sunshine can be found in the current edition of the Lost Cousins newsletter.

It should be a good event. The only other time I've ever been to Portugal was back in 1990 when I had a lovely holiday in the quiet resort of Praia da Luz, which is now better known for the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. It will be interesting to see how much Portugal has changed in the intervening years.

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