31st July 2023
Exploring your family archive
We're embarking soon on another new project. The aim is to support our members' own researches into their family history archives.
Many families own some sort of ‘family archive’: documents, photographs, heirlooms, scrapbooks, recipes and other items, that reveal insights into past generations and preserve family stories for future ones.
How does a family's possessions – including documents, images, objects and other materials – influence who we are? And how is this passed on to future family members?
We're organising a meeting at Clements Hall in the autumn, to give our members the opportunity to find out more about this proposed project, and to answer queries. Dick Hunter – one of our Trustees – will present his own family archive as an illustration. Joe Saunders (British Association for Local History and the University of York) and Steve Barrett (York Family History Society) have offered training support.
(Our image features the Garnett family, former Bishopthorpe Road corn merchant)
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