Wow! What an intense, information-packed ten days that was, and what a fabulous way to celebrate our 10th anniversary. I am in awe at at the sheer number and range of talks submitted and topics covered over the 10 days. The bite-sized nature of the talks meant that it was easier to dip in and out of the programme over the 10 days and to catch up in the evenings for those of us who still have to go to the day job. It also established that you can say something meaningful in 10 minutes and the short format may have encouraged some people to give it a go who may have been put off by a full hour with live questions. This ’10 minute’ format (or usually slightly longer) is often used for our ‘members’ contributions’ webinars, usually twice a year.
Welcome to all new members who have joined as a result of All About That Place. We are delighted that you have realised what a fascinating hobby this is and have taken the plunge with your studies. We look forward to hearing how you get on in researching your places.
There are a large number of people who contributed to making this the success it was. Primarily of course Natalie Pithers (Geneastories/Curious Descendants) and Ruth Willmore (Society of Genealogists) who have gone over and beyond to put this together, ably assisted on our side by Liz Craig. Steve Jackson and Liz (again) who steadfastly held the fort on social media and Steve Pickthall who has spent virtually every evening adding new studies to the interactive map. Check them out - is there a new study near you? There is one about 6 miles from my place so will be in touch! Thanks also to the speakers - over 100 of you - who have given your time to prepare and record the talks.
Thank you also to our sponsors. If you aren’t familiar with their services, please go and take a look at what they have to offer:
Society of Genealogists (
Curious Descendants (
British Association for Local History (
The Historic Towns Trust (
The National Library of Scotland (
London, Westminster and Middlesex Family History Society (
Guild of One-Name Studies (

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