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West Country Wanderings Seminar

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The Guild of One Name Studies present ‘West Country Wanderings Seminar’.

The broad spectrum of events in the West Country that led to the movement of people to and from the area will be covered in this seminar. We have five excellent speakers with good local knowledge who will provide interesting insights.



Programme

09:30 – 10:00 Registration and coffee

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome to the Seminar — Julie Goucher

10:05 – 11:00 The Cornish Diaspora — Kim Baldacchino

11:00 – 11:02 Two Minutes Silence

11:02 – 11:10 Comfort Break

11:10 – 12:05 Farm, Fish, Faith or Family: Motivations for Emigration from North Devon 1830-1870 — Dr Janet Few

12:05 – 13:05 Lunch Break

13:05 – 14:00 Tracing the Devon Diaspora through DNA — Debbie Kennett

14:00 – 14:10 Comfort Break

14:10 – 15:05 Clockmaker, Ship Builder, Empire Maker: A story of a Devon Family — Julie Goucher

15:05 – 15:30 Tea Break

15:30 – 16:25 The Quest for Land: West Dorset Migration to the United States 1820-1920 — Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard

16:25 – 16:45 Plenary Session and Final Q&A

16:45 Close of Seminar

You can download a booking form, which has full details of the day: Seminar_2017_teignmouth