The Colin Spickett Experiment
Colin was a boy from school who Mark Bowman last saw in 1969.
This talk explains how, despite knowing only his name and roughly when he was born, within just a few hours Mark was able to trace Colin’s ancestry back to 1800. It provides an introduction to basic research techniques, focusing mainly on FreeBMD and UK censuses. It is a suitable reminder for the seasoned family historian as well as those less experienced and interested beginners.
Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs.
Mark Bowman started working on his family tree at the age of fifteen and never really stopped, despite the need to get an education and earn a living. In retirement he ‘works’ at the Reading Family History Centre and acts as convenor of the Reading U3A family history group, as well as giving talks and quizzes to local groups.