Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 9NN

09:30 for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday 8th November 2014

The Guild visits Sussex to focus on those Pillars of Wisdom beyond Data Collection. Helen Osborn of Pharos Tutors will open the seminar by considering what we can discover from our one-name research. Sherry Irvine, author and recipient of the Smallwood Award of Merit, will show us techniques for investigating the context of our studies. Dr. Eilidh Garrett, from the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, will explore how demography can contribute to our understanding. Kevin Hurley, undertaking a one-name study of the surname Peapell, will help to de-mystify the Analysis pillar, and Sue Mastel, recipient of the Guild Award of Excellence, will share her experience of publishing one-name studies on the web. We hope that every attendee will discover ways to improve their study.


09:30 - 10:00Arrival: Registration and Coffee
10:00 - 10:15Welcome to the Seminar – Kim Baldacchino
10:15 - 11:00What's the Point of a One-Name Study? – Helen Osborn, Managing Director of Pharos Tutors and author
11:00 - 11:15Comfort Break
11:15 - 12:00Context and Your Study: Threads of Reference – Sherry Irvine, teacher and author
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch and opportunity to view displays
13:00 - 13:45How can Demography Help your Study? – Dr Eilidh Garrett, The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure
13:45 - 14:30Useful Analyses Anyone Can Do – Kevin Hurley, Peapell One-Name Study
14:30 - 15:00Tea break
15:00 - 15:45What Makes a Good ONS Website? – Sue Mastel, Adamthwaite and Appleby One-Name Studies
15:45 - 16:00Questions and Close of Seminar

Applications to attend are welcome from Guild members, family historians, genealogists, and members of the general public having an interest in the subject matter.

Seminar cost, including lunch and refreshments is 15. To make the day more interactive, delegates are invited to bring along details of their studies for display and sharing. Pin boards will be available for your use and the seminar co-ordinator will liaise with you beforehand. The Hall has ample space for these displays and we encourage you to consider showing any aspect of your study to others.

We would like to ensure that all delegates can fully participate in this event. If you have disabled access or other special requirements please telephone the Guild Help Desk on 0800 011 2182.

Transport and Parking

Burgess Hill is well-situated for public transport and easily accessible from the M23/A23. The nearest station is Burgess Hill (on the London Victoria to Brighton line) which is 0.3 miles from the venue. Public car parks adjoin the venue and charge 6.00 per day. For those delegates who book early for the seminar we have secured 15 free parking spaces in the adjacent Martlets multi storey car park, and these are available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 15 people requesting one after making their booking.


Local accommodation can be found here. For those staying over on Friday night, we invite you to join the Seminar Sub-Committee, several of the speakers and other delegates at the Acorn Beefeater, adjoining the Premier Inn Burgess Hill, where a table has been booked at 8:00pm for an 8:30pm dinner.


Booking is closed for this seminar.

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