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Thursday 17 November

Genealogy Gems Lunchtime Session(Events)

Different Resources for Family History Research in England

When: 1pm to 2pm

Where: Hetzel Lecture Theatre

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Different Resources for Family History Research in England


1.pngDavid Barber showcases serveral unusual documents and records that he has found useful in shedding extra light on his family history in England.

Thursday November 17, 1pm to 2pm

Hetzel Lecture Theatre

State Library of South Australia

North Terrace, Adelaide.

David has been a member of the South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society Inc. since 15 December 2006 and has been the Treasurer of the Society since 2006. He is also the Convenor of the Society’s England Special Interest Group. David was born in York, England in 1944, is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in commerce, industry, semi government and professional practice in the UK and Australia after finishing his education at Archbishop Holgate’s Grammar School in York in 1963.

David became an Australian Citizen in 1988 and is proud of his English heritage and has enjoyed researching his family history for some 30 years and has started to write his family history.

David will present Genealogy Gems, Different Resources for Family History Research in England, on 17 November 2022 in the Hetzel Lecture Theatre at the State Library of South Australia Adelaide at 1pm.

Many of his genealogy gems were from his paternal grandmother’s house at 24 Grosvenor Terrace York. The house was badly damaged by incendiary bombs during the Baedeker Raids on York on 29 April 1942 and was not fully repaired until 1950. David’s father Richard Sturdy Barber and his brother George purchased the next terrace house 25 Grosvenor Terrace to facilitate the repair and renovation of the properties.

David will explain the importance of a number of photographs, letters, wills and certificates that, were of great help in researching and discovering his family history.

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