AGRA researchers heard three presentations about important collections held in Yorkshire, including some of national relevance, and discussed the practical side of running a genealogy business
AGRA's Autumn Study day was held in St George’s Conference Centre in Leeds on 6 October 2018.
Richard High gave a comprehensive presentation explaining the Special Collections archive of the University of Leeds. The collection includes Ripon Cathedral Archive, Leeds Cemetery Registers, Yorkshire Textile Business Records and the Liddle Collection of World War 1 biographies.
The National Railway Museum archivist Alison Kay and her deputy Peter Thorpe explained the records held at the museum and referred to their online databases on railway accidents and fallen railwaymen in the First World War.
Carol Kerry-Green and Sharon Grant led an interactive presentation on running a successful genealogy business.
The final presentation was from David Morris of the West Yorkshire History Centre in Wakefield. He gave details of the West Yorkshire Register of Deeds, Mental Health Records, Quarter Sessions Records and documents from British Waterways, the National Coal Board, West Riding Constabulary and Coroner’s office.