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Twentieth-Century Family History Thursdays 13.00 2018/19

Family historians  are so focussed on researching back as far as we can,  that we can forget that there is a wealth of history to be found within the family in the twentieth century. Complacency can set in because family mementoes, stories and rumours  seem to have filled in all the gaps for us, and as a result,  we inadvertently accept mistruths,  inaccuracies, and half stories because we believe they tell us the whole story.  It is also a century that the vast majority of family historians have lived in themselves -  what more can there be to find out, that we don't already know?
More recent family history also  presents some daunting challenges  we do not encounter in earlier research. We may need to navigate issues around data protection and freedom of information,  but we also need to be aware of the ethics around more recent family history -  dealing empathetically with living relatives, and choosing whether or not we should  pursue certain lines of enquiry  and family mysteries that are "close to home".  The huge amount of ephemera  and twentieth-century sources available to us,  both within and outside the family,  is exciting and yet overwhelming in equal measure.
This course will explore all the resources available to family historians in the twentieth century -  some of which are unique to it – and offers ample opportunity to learn how to navigate the restrictions, challenges and opportunities  faced by researchers.
The tutor, Gill Rossini,  has three decades experience as a history tutor for adults and is a keen family historian herself.  Her two published histories  make full use of twentieth-century resources,  and she looks forward to sharing her expertise with fellow researchers. 
Venue Macclesfield Heritage CentreMacclesfield Heritage Centre
Day Thursday
Time 13:00 - 15:00
Tutor Gill Rossini

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Spring Duration: 10 weeksPrice: £95.00
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