J DepelleJackie Depelle (England) www.yourfairladies.ning.com Jackie is an enthusiastic full-time family history tutor and lecturer working for several adult education providers as well as running her own genealogy event company, Your Fair Ladies (www.yourfairladies.co.uk).  She is an active member of the Yorkshire Group of Family History Societies, a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies and regularly lectures on Researching Yorkshire Ancestors.  Jackie began seriously researching and recording her ancestors when moving into her grandparents’ house, becoming the sixth generation to live there.  An interest in house and local history followed subsequently turning into a new career.  During 13 years teaching family history, Jackie has supported events in universities, country houses and museums.  She has keen interest in sharing knowledge, enthusiasm and the skills needed to accurately research and record family history. Jackie is supported on this cruise by Family Historian and will be presenting and offering expert advice on this leading genealogy program.

Website: www.yourfairladies.co.uk

Unlock the Past Cruises – 5th


  • Anointed: given names in history
  • 19th century boom and bust: exploring business and family fortunes
  • Census
  • Chasing Million Eyres: following the trail Leeds to Siberia
  • Civil registration
  • Crowning glory: celebrate chimney pots and stacks
  • Digital photography: basic ideas, hints and tips for family historians
  • Discover your family history: find out how, the theory is easy
  • Family Historian: dedicated British genealogy recording software
  • Family history: sources before 1837
  • Family history holidays: visit archives, libraries, museums, the seaside and more …
  • Great Grand Uncle John (1841-1923): a life through source material
  • Ideas for researching non-conformist ancestors
  • In a dream world: ideas to organise family research
  • Newspapers plus The Times, London Gazette etc
  • Our house and its contents: the butcher, the baker and the furniture maker
  • Parish Chest material (including Poor Law)
  • Parish registers
  • Pride of place: rooftops, tiles, terracotta and thatch
  • Probably not in contention
  • Probate records: post 1858
  • Probate records: pre 1858
  • Reading the original: hints and tips for deciphering old documents
  • Remnants of a lost life: a brief encounter with life and World War I
  • Scrapbooking: create a lasting collection of memorabilia including photographs
  • Signs of the past: in the old Borough of Pudsey (includes Calverley, Farsley, etc.)
  • Talking family history. 20/30 minutes without images, general overview suitable for all
  • The 1911 and other census: what’s the difference?
  • “The Tutor’s story” family history: a whole new world
  • Tracing your Yorkshire ancestors online: specialists websites for God’s Own County
  • Views of the Fulneck Moravian Settlement, Pudsey, nr Leeds
  • Wander the web: fun for family history
  • Weathervanes: what’s blowing in the wind?
  • Writing your family history: moving on from record sheets and charts