Many of us have ancestors that lived and worked in Yorkshire. The county has played a significant role in Britain's history. Your ancestors may have been coal miners, workers in the steel or cutlery industry or drawn to the area because of the jobs available in the textile factories.
It isn't always straightforward to know where to look when you want to understand what their lives were like. John Hanson aims to help you in this half-day course. He covers sources for Yorkshire records, including those that are now online, as well as other sources including those found in the Society of Genealogists' Library.
About the speaker: John Hanson worked for many years for one of the country’s major banks, ending up as a Systems Specialist in mainframe databases. He has written extensively on family history subjects and has been a lecturer and teacher in family history for over twenty-five years, particularly on computers in genealogy and the census.
He served on the executive committee of the Guild of One-Names studies for several years and also as a trustee and served on many committees at the Society of Genealogists. He is currently the research director of the Halsted Trust and is a Fellow of SoG.