Each month we compile a list of events that members and visitors to our website may be interested in. As many events are still running online, they are a mixture of local, national and international events.

Worcestershire Archives & Archaeological Service

WAAS organise several workshops at The Hive, in Worcester, for a small cost. The ones in November, start at 1000, are online.

  • 11 November: Starting Family History Part 1;
  • 18 November: Starting Family History Part 2.

There is also the Worcestershire Archaeology Day on 20 November at The Hive, including news of the excavation at Welland. You can read more here.

The National Archives

The National Archives provide a series of very interesting talks online. Anyone can register to attend a talk and there is some flexibility as all events are viewable for 48 hours. There is a cost or donation to view a talk. This month’s talks are:

  • 12 Nov 1400 The wedding of the century: Arthur and Katherine (1501)
  • 17 Nov 1930 Richmond Literature Festival – All the kings’ fools: Disability and the Tudors

Arthur is buried in Worcester Cathedral, so there is a local connection for the first talk.

Visit TNA website for further details.

12-13 Nov 2021: FHF Really Useful Family History Show (on Zoom)

A cost is involved for Saturday, but Friday is free between 1800-2200. MFHS will have a booth there. The talks on Saturday are recorded and are available for the week following the Show. More details.

20 Nov 2021: Burial Ground Recording

A free afternoon of talks around the subject of Burial Ground Memorial Recording at the Birmingham & Midlands Institute on Saturday 20th November. The speakers will be;

  • Harold Mytum, Professor of Archaeology at University of Liverpool.
    “Burial Ground Memorials, an Under Appreciated Heritage.”
  • Josie Wall , Activities Programme Manager, Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project.
    “From Churchyard to Cemetery, Burials in Birmingham 18th to 20th Century.”
  • Colin Fenn, Vice Chairman of the National Federation of Cemetery Friends .
    “To List or Not? the discussion around protecting memorials.”

Tickets are free but must be booked. You can book via Eventbrite on the link or phone: 01588 673041 (answerphone only on some days).

This event is part of the Celebrating Birmingham’s Burial Grounds Project, an initiative of the burial ground conservation charity Caring for God’s Acre. It is funded by Historic England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Garfield Weston Foundation.

To find out more about this project and the wider work of the charity please visit the website.

3-5 Mar 2022 RootsTech (on Zoom)

“After welcoming over one million visitors from over 240 countries to its 2021 online event, RootsTech Connect 2021 was the largest in the history of RootsTech. The success of this online experience is spectacular proof of humanity’s interest in discovering our roots and connecting to each other.”

This will be run from USA so there will be a time difference for UK visitors. More details here.