Upcoming Talks and Events

This is a list of genealogy events that I am involved with either as an attendee or a speaker and others that I think may be of relevance to those interested in family history or the Swalwell surname.

2021 September 25: In Pursuit of Lots! Using Forenames to Build the Family Tree

All too often we accept an ancestor’s given names without much thought about their choice. But a new or changed pattern of naming can indicate an important event that you should consider. 

Sue Swalwell demonstrates how paying more attention to the usual and unusual naming patterns within the family can:

– Provide a shortcut to tracking individual families within the wider ancestral family;

– Demonstrate migration patterns of the ancestral and the collateral family within the UK and globally.

Further details available from the Society of Genealogists: https://societyofgenealogists.arlo.co/w/events/179-in-pursuit-of-lots-using-forenames-to-build-the-family-tree

2021 October 23: Guild of One-Name Studies Seminar: Those Who Served.

Nearly every generation has known war. Whatever their reasons, whether press-ganged, patriotic or penniless, many of our ancestors served and their stories from Napoleonic times to the two World Wars can be revealed in the records. In this military focused seminar I will be co-presenting with a fellow Swalwell descendant and battlefields guide, Marilyn Standfast, exploring the life of Matthew Swalwell, a veteran of the Peninsular War & the Battle of Waterloo and a Chelsea Out-Pensioner.

Stock Village Hall, Common Road, Ingatestone CM4 9NF

Guild Seminars: https://one-name.org/seminar-events/

22nd-24th Apr 2022: The Guild 41st Annual Conference and AGM 2022. “Sources and Resources”

This live event will take place at Jurys Inn Oxford, Godstow Road, Oxford OX2 8AL. For further information check: https://one-name.org/guild-conference-agm/

14th May 2022: Guild of One-Name Studies. DNA Seminar.

This live seminar moved from 24th July 2021 because of covid restrictions. Details of the seminar programme will be available in due course at https://one-name.org/seminar-events/