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anne park
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:36 am    Post subject: War Memorials for Genealogists Reply with quote

I will be giving a talk on Monday 5th December for Aberdeen & North East Scotland Family History Society.
This is being done as a course for beginners and so hopefully it will mean that more info comes from the new members and that I can let them know about The Scottish War Memorials Project.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck too, I would love to be there but it's an awfae lang way

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:44 pm    Post subject: Talk at Family History Reply with quote

I've to talk for an hour then stop....
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Talk at Family History Reply with quote

anne park wrote:
I've to talk for an hour then stop....


I find that the hard part Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff, have any of you done talks to Rotary clubs? I may be aked to do one in the future... gulp!

Derek.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:09 am    Post subject: Talking the talk Reply with quote

Yes and they are different you usually have to eat a meal with the folk there and then stand up and talk...but only for 20 minutes.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have given talks to retirement groups, local heritage groups, primary and secondary school groups, Royal British Legion, Family History Society and WRI. I like to keep it light, tell a few odd and unexpected stories and leave them wanting more. Never done a Rotary or a Probus group but I have a talk with a local antiquarian society lined up for next season.

I have some notes and partial scripts somewhere which I would be happy to send to anyone who sends me a PM. Adam also published an item of mine on the SMRG Blog about preparing a Remembrance Day Talk.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:11 pm    Post subject: Powerpoint since November 2006 Reply with quote

I tailor my talks to the place I'm going to so have over 20 in my computer.
I always have one on the back burner....6th Bn Gordon Highlanders at the moment so will be ready for next season to do it at The Gordon Highlanders Museum.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject: The talk went ok Reply with quote

I turned up early fired up the computer and opened up several sites which would help with research.
One early bird managed to get a look on Ancestry but no luck in finding the info she hoped to find maybe with more time she might be lucky.
I talked for the hour no bother and asked if the were Any Questions only one spoke up and wanted to know about Macduff so closed down the talk and opened the database and did a lookup.... the mannie was there so that was good... just wanted to get more info if possible.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the talk....
Just time to pack up all the info I'd taken with me.
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