Guild Conference & AGM 39th Annual Conference – National Treasures Cedar Court Hotel, Denby Dale Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield, WF4 3QZ Friday 23rd March – Sunday 25th March 2018 This event is now closed. Stands are anticipated from: Archives for Yorkshire Guild One Name Studies – Book sale, Member’s website project Ministry of Defence National Fairground and Circus Museum The Gazette (Sunday only) Yorkshire Group of Family History Societies Yorkshire Indexers Main Programme Friday 23rd March 2018 14:00 onwards (Foyer) Registration For those who are interested a chance to visit West Yorkshire History Centre. 15:00 – 16:00 (Hawthorne Suite) Introduction to The Members’ Websites WIKI Jim Benedict( 4789) – TNG team leader 16:00 – 17:00 (Hawthorne Suite) Mining Disasters: Rescue and Recovery Anne Bradley – National Coal Mining Museum 17:00 – 18:00 (Pine Room) General Help Clinic An opportunity to have an informal face to face discussion with fellow Guild members about anything associated with One-Name Studies. 18:00 (Cedar Suite) Buffet 19:30 (Cedar Suite) Quiz Saturday 24th March 2018 07:30 – 10:30 (Restaurant 85) Breakfast 09:00 (Cedar Suite) Annual General Meeting 10:30 – 11:00 (Cedar Suite) Morning Coffee 11:00 – 12:00 (Cedar Suite) The West Riding Registry of Deeds David Morris – Archivist, West Yorkshire History Centre 12:00 – 13:30 (Restaurant 85) Lunch Committee Meeting (Pine Room) 13:30 – 14:30 (Cedar Suite) Divine Inspiration: Family History and Archbishops’ Registers Gary Brannan – Access Archivist, Borthwick Institute for Archives 14:30 – 15:30 (Cedar Suite) Driver, Draughtman, Cleaner, Clerk: Discovering your railway family at the National Railway Museum Peter Thorpe and Angélique Bonamy 15:30 – 16:00 (Cedar Suite) Afternoon Tea 16:00 – 17:00 (Cedar Suite) Researching Family & Local History using the Daily Herald Archive Kirsty Fife – Curator of Library and Archives, National Science and Media Museum 17:00 – 17-30 (Oak/Hawthorne Suite) Post Holders meeting with Paul Howes 19:00 (Cedar Suite) Reception 19:30 (Cedar Suite) Conference Dinner After dinner speaker Guild Patron Peter O’Donoghue Sunday 25th March 2018 07:45 – 09:30 (Restaurant 85) Breakfast 08:45 – 09:15 (Oceans Suite) Ecumenical Service 09:30 – 10:30 (Cedar Suite) Eating the Elephant – Records Management and Service Personnel Records in the UK Ministry of Defence – Paul Stevenson 10:30 – 11:00 (Cedar Suite) Morning Coffee 11:00 – 12:00 (Cedar Suite) Searching The Gazette Brian Bush, Business Development Manager 12:00 – 13:30 (Restaurant 85) Lunch Regional Reps Meeeting (Oceans Suite) 13:30 – 14:30 (Cedar Suite) The National Fairground and Circus Archive Angela Haighton – Head of National Fairground and Circus Archive & Digital Humanities, Sheffield University Library 14:30 – 15:00 (Cedar Suite) Afternoon Tea 15:00 – 16:00 (Cedar Suite) The British Library at Boston Spa – A National Resource Ben Sanderson, Head of Press and Communications, The British Library 16:00 – 16:30 (Cedar Suite) Conference Close Venue The venue is the Cedar Court Hotel located at Denby Dale Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield, WF4 3QZ. Free parking is available for those arriving by car. If you can find any free time on the weekend, there is a swimming pool, Hot Spa bath, Turkish Steam room and state-of-the-art gym. ¹Please note, when booking on a conference either by post or online, the Guild’s “Distance Selling” terms and conditions.