Virtual Masterclass: Soldiers and Scholars
Following on from Graham Seel's Soldiers and Scholars: Uncovering the Stories of OPs who fell in the Ypres Salient 1914-1918 talk, this masterclass teaches you how to research your ancestors who fought in the First World War and uncover the yet-to-be told stories of their past.
The masterclass will run at 7pm every Monday for five weeks. Please see detials of classes below:-
16 November - Numbers and names: making sense of military units and discovering hot to locate your ancestor's place in the army.
23 November - In the trenches: how to locate and use battalion war diaries to reveal the experiences of your ancestor.
30 November - In the trenches: how to locate and use higher unit war diaries to reveal the experiences of your ancestor.
7 December - The landscape of war: how to 'read' a cemetary, use disposition maps, trench maps and Google Earth to reveal where your ancestor fought and fell.
14 December - Beyond the trenches: hot to locate and use archival resources other than unit war diaries as a means to discovering the story of your ancestor.
Online event access details will be provided by the event organiser