Talks

I have given more than 70 talks on different family history topics since 2002. The majority have been about aspects of DNA testing, with some on surnames and surname studies. I also run half-day and all-day courses with multiple lectures and break-out sessions.

For 4 half-day or full-day events listed below I have organised the roster of speakers, co-ordinated the day's content and delivered a significant proportion of it including the introduction and final summary. You can read a review of the Guild's full-day seminar in February 2010 here.

I am based in west Yorkshire and can currently offer to lecture in the flesh to family history groups within the surrounding area at no charge. I am able to deliver online webinars — live or pre-recorded — worldwide via a fast broadband connection using Citrix's Go To Webinar system.

For a list of my upcoming talks, please look here.
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Saddleworth Historical Society Uppermill July 7, 2012 DNA & Family History 
Saddleworth Historical Society Uppermill July 7, 2012 Pennine Surnames' DNA Projects 
University of Central Lancashire: Preston History Day Preston June 23, 2012 DNA & Family History 
Keighley FHS Keighley June 11, 2012 DNA & Family History 
Pocklington U3A Pocklington May 23, 2012 DNA & Family History 
Wharfedale FHS Addingham May 12, 2012 DNA & Family History 
Your Fair Ladies: DNA Workshop Day Pudsey March 31, 2012 6 talks during a 5-hour working day 
WDYTYA Olympia February 26, 2012 DNA & British Populations 
WDYTYA Olympia February 26, 2012 Combining Traditional & Genetic Genealogy: Lessons From Leading Surname Projects 
WDYTYA Olympia February 25, 2012 DNA & British Populations 
WDYTYA Olympia February 25, 2012 Combining Traditional & Genetic Genealogy: Lessons From Leading Surname Projects 
WDYTYA Olympia February 24, 2012 DNA & British Populations 
WDYTYA Olympia February 24, 2012 Combining Traditional & Genetic Genealogy: Lessons From Leading Surname Projects 
University of Central Lancashire Preston November 12, 2011 The Past, Present & Future of Family History 
City of York FHS York November 2, 2011 DNA & Family History 
Dalton Genealogical Society Utah (recorded) September 25, 2011 Dalton DNA Project: progress & findings 
Your Fair Ladies: Lecture day Pudsey July 23, 2011 The Value of DNA Testing 
Yorkshire chapter, Guild of ON Studies Harrogate June 4, 2011 DNA and surname studies 
Guild of One-name Studies: AGM Daresbury April 16, 2011 The Value of DNA Testing in .One-Name Studies 
Pudsey FH & Local History Fair Pudsey April 2, 2011 DNA & Family History 
Upper Dales FH Group Fremington, near Reeth March 1, 2011 Surnames, one-name studies & DNA 
WDYTYA Olympia February 27, 2011 Combining traditional and genetic genealogy: lessons from leading surname projects 
WDYTYA Olympia February 26, 2011 Combining traditional and genetic genealogy: lessons from leading surname projects 
WDYTYA Olympia February 25, 2011 Fast-track your surname study 
WDYTYA Olympia February 25, 2011 Combining traditional and genetic genealogy: lessons from leading surname projects 
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain London October 24, 2010 The Future of DNA Testing 
University of Central Lancashire Preston October 16, 2010 Seminar Day on DNA Testing (with John Creer) 
Dalton Genealogical Society Reigate July 31, 2010 Getting The Best From Traditional & Genetic Genealogy 
Wiltshire FHS Swindon March 25, 2010 How Family Historians Use DNA Testing 
WDYTYA London, Olympia February 28, 2010 Combining Traditional & Genetic Genealogy: Lessons From Leading Surname Projects 
WDYTYA London, Olympia February 27, 2010 Combining Traditional & Genetic Genealogy: Lessons From Leading Surname Projects 
WDYTYA London, Olympia February 26, 2010 Combining Traditional & Genetic Genealogy: Lessons From Leading Surname Projects 
Guild of One-name Studies: DNA Seminar Day Cheltenham February 20, 2010 Project Tools: Fundraising & Subsidies 
Guild of One-name Studies: DNA Seminar Day Cheltenham February 20, 2010 Dual DNA/Documentary Approach in the Pomeroy Project 
Wiltshire FHS Devizes February 16, 2010 How Family Historians Use DNA Testing 
Berkshire Family History Fair Bracknell January 31, 2010 How Family Historians Use DNA Testing 
Berkshire FHS Windsor January 26, 2010 How Family Historians Use DNA Testing 
The National Archives London, Kew January 19, 2010 How Family Historians Use DNA Testing 
Wiltshire FHS Malmesbury November 25, 2009 How Family Historians Use DNA Testing 
Find Your Roots Fair Exeter October 10, 2009 How Family Historians Use DNA Testing 
WDYTYA London, Olympia March 1, 2009 Traditional Genealogy & DNA One-Name Studies 
WDYTYA London, Olympia February 28, 2009 Traditional Genealogy & DNA One-Name Studies 
TNA London, Kew February 27, 2009 What Can You Learn From A DNA Test? 
Berkshire FHS Reading September 25, 2008 DNA Testing: The History In Your Genes 
Hillingdon FHS Hillingdon September 18, 2008 DNA Testing: The History In Your Genes 
WDYTYA London, Olympia May 4, 2008 DNA Testing: The History In Your Genes 
WDYTYA London, Olympia May 3, 2008 DNA Testing: The History In Your Genes 
WDYTYA London, Olympia May 2, 2008 DNA Testing: The History In Your Genes 
Berkshire FHS Newbury November 14, 2007 DNA: The History In Your Genes 
Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies Hertford October 13, 2007 DNA: The History In Your Genes 
West Middlesex FHS Twickenham September 29, 2007 DNA Testing for Family Historians: .Past, Present & Future 
Berkshire Family History Fair Bracknell September 21, 2007 What Can You Learn From A DNA Test? 
Dalton Genealogical Society Worcester July 28, 2007 The Dalton DNA Project 
SOG London, Islington June 20, 2007 Surnames In Family History 
Family Records Centre London, Islington May 22, 2007 What Can You Learn From A DNA Test? 
Guild Of One-Name Studies: DNA Seminar Day Nottingham May 19, 2007 Using DNA Testing To Build & Verify Your Family Tree 
Diaper Heritage Association Southampton March 4, 2007 DNA & Diaper History 
Bath Family History Group Bath February 26, 2007 Using DNA Testing To Build & Verify Your Family Tree 
Cornwall FHS: AGM Newquay November 4, 2006 DNA Testing: Some Potential for .Cornish Studies 
Hatt ONS Wokingham October 7, 2006 DNA & Family History 
London Cornish Association London, Bloomsbury October 7, 2006 DNA Testing: .The Potential for Cornish Studies & Some Results  
Federation of FH Societies: Conference Northampton September 3, 2006 Putting The Right Flesh On The Bones 
Leicestershire & Rutland FHS Leicester July 12, 2006 DNA Testing: .Where's The Beef? 
Burntwood FHS Burntwood July 10, 2006 DNA Testing 
Blanchard ONS Winchester May 20, 2006 DNA Testing 
Buckinghamshire FHS Aylesbury April 22, 2006 DNA Testing: .Where's The Beef? 
Guild Of One-Name Studies: AGM Yarnfield April 9, 2006 Walking With Your (Genetic) Ancestors 
Sussex FHS: Computer Group Three Bridges  March 30, 2006 Linking Documentary & DNA Studies 
SOG/Halstead Trust London, Islington October 29, 2005 DNA Testing & Genealogy 
Wiltshire FHS Devizes October 4, 2005 DNA Testing & Genealogy 
Family Records Centre London, Islington May 24, 2005 DNA Testing & Genealogy 
SOG London, Islington March 12, 2005 Top .Clan & Surname .DNA Projects 
TNA: Caribbean Family History Day London, Kew November 13, 2004 DNA Testing 
Family Records Centre London, Islington October 5, 2004 DNA & Family History 
Federation of FH Societies: Conference Loughborough August 28, 2004 Is It Really All In The Genes? 
Guild Of One-Name Studies: DNA Seminar Day Oxford May 29, 2004 Pomeroy DNA Study Results 
Guild Of One-Name Studies: DNA Seminar Day Oxford May 29, 2004 Types of DNA Study 
SOG London, Islington June 28, 2003 DNA: Advanced Group Tests 
SOG London, Islington May 31, 2003 Introduction To Genetics 
Guild Of One-Name Studies Tiverton May 25, 2002 DNA & One-Name Studies 
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