Catalogues, Collections and Archives Seminar at Chartham – Sat 15 July 2017

Guild of One-Name Studies presents

Catalogues, Collections and Archives Seminar

Chartham Village Hall, Station Road, Chartham, Kent CT4 7JA

09:30am for 10:00am on Saturday 15th July 2017

East Kent is rich in records for family historians and others and we visit Canterbury, home of Canterbury Cathedral Archives, whose records go back to the 8th century.  We have assembled specialist speakers from the Kent area that should interest all attendees.   With an optional visit to Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library along with the possibility of a guided tour of the Cathedral this seminar will appeal to all.

09:30 – 10:00    Arrival: Registration and Coffee
10:00 – 10:10    Welcome to the Seminar – David Burgess
10:10 – 11:10    Church records over the centuries: the collection of Canterbury Catherdral Archives
– Cressida Williams (Canterbury Cathedral Archivist)
11:10 – 11:20    Comfort Break
11:20 – 12:20    Using Canterbury’s Civic Records to uncover the lives of late Medieval Townspeople
   – Dr Sheila Sweertingburgh
12:20 – 13.15    Lunch Break
13:15 – 14.15    Probate Records and East Kent’s unrivalled Collections – Dr David Wright
14:15 – 14:25    Comfort Break
14:25- 15:00    Presenting Your Statistics – Dr Nikki Brown
15:00 – 15:30    Tea Break
15:30 – 16.30    When in Want or Distress: the records of the Parish Overseer – Peter Ewart
16.30    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.

The seminar cost including refreshments and buffet lunch is £20.00.

Further details and booking form at Details at

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Sat 15th July 2017 | 10 am to 4.30 pm


Chartham Village Hall
Station Road
Kent CT4 7JA


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