Cleveland Family History Society

Spring Family History Day 2014

Holiday Inn, Scotch Corner, Saturday 26 April 2014

Holiday Inn, Scotch Corner
Richmond DL10 6NR, North Yorkshire, Junction A1M/A66

Cleveland, North Yorkshire & South Durham Family History Society invite beginners and experienced family historians to their 15th Family History Day. We will have specialists on hand to give assistance together with bookstands and displays.


Eve McLaughlin is Secretary and Editor for the Bucks Genealogical Society, Internationally known as author of the long series of McLaughlin Guides for the Family Historian, and has been a professional genealogist for upwards of 60 years.

Illegitimacy & Adoption – Finding illegitimacy in the family is almost bound to happen sometime but it is not unusually a bar to further research.

The way it was handled varied, but usually produced a lot of paperwork, not on moral but financial grounds. Adoption only became formal and legal in 1926 though some existed earlier.

Eve explores what evidence is available and how to explore family traditions using newspapers and even DNA.

Making Ends Meet – Most people lived on a very tight budget and an emergency demand for money was a disaster.

How did our ancestors cope with a shortfall in the amount of money for basic living expenses. Parish relief, local charities, Friendly Societies, Pawnbrokers or “gnawing it out” to keep the family afloat are covered in an overview of what life offered before Wonga.

Jackie Depelle is Chairman of the Yorkshire Group of Family History Societies as well as running events under her own company name Your Fair Ladies she works for many organisations and regularly speaks at Who Do You Think You Are – Live at Olympia in London.

Ideas for organising your Family History Research – The hardest & most important part is. to record sources & store them in an organised way.

Not to forget memorabilia, surviving artifacts & todays digital images.

Join Jackie Depelle to consider a variety of ideas some traditional & some technical to conserve, display, record, reference & share your research before deciding what would work for you.


9.45 – 10.30 Registration & Coffee

10.30 – 12.00 Eve McLaughlin

Illegitimacy & Adoption
Historical Background

12.00 – 1.00 Buffet Lunch

1.00 – 2.30 Jackie Depelle

Ideas for organising your family history research – from paper to computers, notebook to scrapbook

2.30 – 3.00 Coffee Break

3.00 – 4.30 Eve McLaughlin

Making Ends Meet

There is ample car parking close to the main reception entrance.

For those requiring accommodation please contact Scotch Corner Hotel Reception.

Tel 01748 850900 quoting “ Cleveland FHS”

Talks including lunch and refreshments: £15:00 per person

Please download the Booking Form Here