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Birmingham: From Chisel to Cloud – The Kingsley Norris Lecture
12th January @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
From Chisel to Cloud, The Past and Future of Family History.
A thought-provoking journey through thousands of years of development of family history record keeping and record preservation. Not all technology over the millennia has changed and, surprisingly, the future is not entirely digital. You’ll see your own family history research and documentation in a new light.
A presentation by Sharon Hintze, late Director of the London Family History Centre, currently based at The National Archives at Kew. She is a frequent speaker and occasional writer on family history and a fifth generation family historian with Midlands ancestry.
It was from a germ of an idea of Dr. Stuart Kingsley Norris, retired surgeon at Birmingham Eye Hospital, that BMSGH now Midland Ancestors, was established in 1963. As its pioneering founder member, after his untimely death in 1972, this annual lecture was set up in his memory. The lecture is always by a society member.
Do please note that this meeting is not on the usual Wednesday evening but a Saturday afternoon