From big time villain to petty thief we can probably find one or two ancestors who didn't manage to keep on the straight and narrow. The Guild of One Name Studies invites you to Ruishton Village Hall on 16th May 9.30am-4.30pm to discover more about the criminal justice system and the court and prison records that will help us track down individuals, and to explore the fascinating links between crime writing and genealogy.
|09:30 – 10:00
||Arrival: Registration and Coffee
|10:00 – 10:10
||Welcome to the Seminar – Alison Boulton
|10:10 – 11:10
||Social History of Prisons – Rosalind Crone (The Open University)
|11:10 – 11:15
|11:15 – 12:15
||Getting to Know Your Criminal Ancestors – Aoife O’Connnor (Find My Past)
|13:15 – 14:15
||Criminalising Vagrancy – Nick Crowson (University of Birmingham)
|14:20 – 15:20
||Crime Writing with a Genealogical Twist– Nathan Dylan Goodwin 4490 (author and genealogist)
|15:20 – 15:40
|15:40 – 16:40
||Tracking Down Transported Criminals – Michelle Patient 5840 (genealogist)
|16:40 – 16:45
||Close of Seminar
We would like to compile a Guild ‘Rogues Gallery’ of criminal ancestors to display at the event, and are inviting everyone to write something about one of their criminal ancestors, either from their one name study or elsewhere in the family tree.
Applications to attend are welcome from Guild members, family historians, genealogists, and members of the general public having an interest in the subject matter.
The seminar cost including refreshments and buffet lunch is £22.00 (including VAT).To book on this seminar, you can use our online form¹ in any of three ways:
Book online and pay online via PayPal or credit card;
For Guild members, book online and pay by direct bank transfer through your bank, quoting the reference number on the form (this is the method which represents the least cost to the Guild);
Fill in the booking form online, then print it and send it through the post with your cheque.
Alternatively, you can download our booking form flyer, which can be printed, filled-in, and posted, with a cheque to:
Alan Moorhouse, [Seminar Bookings], 8 Strachans Close, STROUD, Gloucestershire, GL5 3EB.
Bookings close on 3rd May 2002.