The Colin Spickett Experiment – webinar

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.

This is a talk where members will have priority booking and which is free. Non-members will be charged £3 each. Pre-booking is required as full joining instructions will be sent by email to all attendees in advance. Bookings close three days before the event.

To be able to hear this talk, you will need a computer device which has a microphone, speakers and ideally also a webcam. You need to be able to access emails from this device. You will be asked to download a small piece of software the first time you join to enable you to use the online conferencing software. This will be sent to you in advance.
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Speaker

  • Mark Bowman
    Mark Bowman

    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.

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