Steam Museum, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2TA

09:30 a.m. on Saturday 19th November 2011

You would be hard done by if there were no railway workers in your ancestry or one-name study! We have selected this magnificent venue and requested some of the country's most recognised specialists in the subject of railway records for family historians to speak on topics covering the old railway records and the trade unions.


09:30 Arrival: Registration and Coffee
10:00 Welcome by seminar organiser, and an introduction to the museum by a staff member of "Steam"
10:15Mayhem on the Midland - Chris and Judy Rouse
11:15Comfort Break
11:30Railway Trade Union Sources - Martin Sanders, Senior Assistant Archivist, Modern Records Centre
12:30 Lunch break, visit museum, opportunity to talk and see displays
14:15Records of Railway Ancestors - David Hawkings, Author of 'Railway Ancestors - A guide to Staff Records'
15:15 Comfort Break
15:30General Research into Railway Records - George Yalden, Education Officer, Railway Ancestors Family History Society
16:30 Wrap up and Close of Seminar

The cost of the seminar is £18.00 per person including morning and afternoon refreshments. Lunch is not included but there are several eateries nearby.

To make the day more interactive, everyone is invited to bring along details of their studies for display and sharing. We shall have pin boards available and the seminar coordinator will liaise with you beforehand.

We regret that booking for the seminar has now closed.

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