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First Heritage & Culture Day - Picton Library

Posted: 01 Sep 2019 15:54
by MaryA

I'm excited to tell you that In partnership with Liverpool and SW Lancashire Family History Society Liverpool Central Library are proud to announce the first Heritage & Culture Day set in the historic Picton Reading Room at Liverpool Central Library.

The event will showcase stall holders from a variety of cultural and heritage organisations across Merseyside. FREE ENTRY

There will also be talks and tours throughout the day details vial

Talks will be on the 4th floor, Liverpool Central Library
Tickets available via Eventbrite - £5 ... 1203019147

10am - Dating Your Family History - Roger Hull, Liverpool Record Office
Explore the key dates in Liverpool’s family history starting in 1586 and going through the 19th into the 20th century. One of the key decades was the 1830’s. Do you know why? Find out in this talk! ... 1200700211

11am - The Irish in the North West 1800 -1939 - Mervyn Busteed is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of Irish Studies, Liverpool University
The talk will outline how, during the first half of the nineteenth century, north-west England experienced a great influx of Irish migrants who settled particularly in Liverpool and Manchester. This impact can still be traced in the family history of its people and particularly in the urban landscape of its major cities. ... 1202373215

12pm - 302 Men - Karen O’Rourke, National Museums Liverpool
There are 302 Men listed on the Commonwealth War Graves database who served and died with the King’s Liverpool Regiment in 1919 – Karen O’Rourke from the Museum of Liverpool examines how hundreds of men continued to die after the guns of the Great War fell silent on 11 November 1918, supposedly signalling the end of the fighting. ... 1202461479

2pm - The Waterways Archive - Waterways and Family History - Linda Barley
A specialist national archive and library which is a window on a world that has gone forever which includes boat people, bridges, aquaducts covering the vast network of waterways that are such an important part of our heritage. So whether your interest is social history, civil engineering or you just want to lose yourself in the wonderful landscapes of Britain's waterways you'll find something here for you. Explore over 200 years of waterways history! ... 1202603905

3pm - A Short History of My Experience with DNA - Peter Cobley
Background history of the finding and identification of DNA. Explanation of Chromosomes and other DNA. DNA tests available and testing companies with pricing. A few practical examples of how I managed to work out who cousins are together with some traps that were encountered on the way. Brief explanation of chromosome browsers. Some examples of aids to understanding DNA:- Social Media groups, books that have helped me, and computer blogs. ... 1202706211

Windrush Events FREE
Hornby Library
1-3pm –Film title TBC
1pm-Speakers TBC

Exhibition Tours FREE
Tours of the exhibition ‘Black Punch’
3rd floor of Central Library will be conducted by curators from the Heritage Development Company at TIMES TBC

Tours of the Conservations Studio FREE
Times TBC

Re: First Heritage & Culture Day - Picton Library

Posted: 21 Oct 2019 17:23
by MaryA
A taster of those Societies who will be appearing in the Picton Room on Saturday - us as well of course
Beatles Liverpool and More
Belle Vale Prefab Project
Dave Joy(author)
Friends of Anfield Cemetery
Garston and District Historical Society
Gateacre Society
Guild of One Name Studies
Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire
Knowsley Archives
Lancashire Family History Federation
Lister Steps
Liverpool Athenaeum
Liverpool Cathedral Archives
Liverpool Hope University
Liverpool John Moores University Special Collections and Archives
Merseyside Polonia
Norris Green /Jim Ashton
Liverpool Family History and Heraldry Society
Liverpool Provincial Grand Orange Lodge
Pagoda Arts
Sharon Oldale Conservation
Wavertree Society
Walton on-the-hill History Group
Western Front Association
Wicked Fish
Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre
Wirral Archives Service
Writing on the Wall

Re: First Heritage & Culture Day - Picton Library

Posted: 25 Oct 2019 12:50
by MaryA
I hope some of you will come and visit - and say Hello, we will be in the Picton Room as well as various points around.

Re: First Heritage & Culture Day - Picton Library

Posted: 27 Oct 2019 11:08
by MaryA
What a hugely successful day, so many people came to the event and the talks, and also came to say Hello to us. We loved meeting you all.

The location of the Picton Room couldn't have been better, our table was near the door and saw so many people who had never been in there before whose jaws just dropped as they took their first look around.

We hope to be able to make it an annual event, onwards and upwards, things can only get better.

Re: First Heritage & Culture Day - Picton Library

Posted: 27 Oct 2019 18:07
by JohnnyO
I wish I could have made it, but was not in Liverpool for the day, Murphy's law :( .