Dr Nick Barratt will be speaking at the Society of Genealogists’ Centenary Conference 7 May 2011
Speakers at the Society of Genealogists’ Conference
Breaking the Barriers – Innovative Genealogy in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Royal Overseas League , London . 7 May 2011
Dr Nick Barratt will be kicking off our confernce. His talk is entitled -
From Memory to Digital Record: Personal Heritage, Family History and Archives in the 21st Century
Session 1A, 10.30-11.30
An examination of the rise of personal heritage and personal archiving, alongside changes to the way history is disseminated, researched and consumed – mainly driven by broadcast media and the Internet. The challenges to traditional archives are many and varied, and I examine the role of genealogy in expanding the use of non-traditional archives, and the growing influence of oral history and eye-witness accounts that are usually neglected by academic historians.
Nick is a TV presenter and commentator (credits include WDYTYA, History Mysteries, So You Think You’re Royal, Hidden House History, Secrets from the Attic, Live the Dream: As Seen on Screen ) He is Editor in Chief of Your Family History magazine and Chief Executive of Sticks Research Agency since 2000. He was the original genealogical consultant and lead researcher for BBC’s show Who Do You Think You Are?. He has writtten various books, including the Who Do You Think You Are Encyclopaedia of Family History, Tracing the History of Your House, and Guide to your Ancestors’ Lives. Nick is a former columnist for the Daily Telegraph. He is also member of the Society of Genealogists Education Committee.
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