Buxton Crescent on the Net Online Talk – ‘Annoying Ancestors’: An online lecture on the trials and tribulations of a family historian

Online Talk: 'Annoying Ancestors' - Family History online

With Gay Evans

Online Talk: 'Annoying Ancestors' - Family History online

'Annoying Ancestors' is an engaging anecdotal story of how to search for your ancestors, highlighting the challenges they may knowingly or unknowingly have put in your way. New and experienced researchers will find this talk features obstacles to consider when tracing your ancestors. We hope that her presentation will inspire you to begin - or will help reinvigorate your family history journey.

About Gay Evans…

Gay has 34 years of family history research experience. In 1987 her Mum gave her two decorative single-family tree documents by Moses Knighton, her maternal Great Grandfather. She had no idea that this gift would ignite a lifelong passion for her ancestors’ lives.

On Ancestry, 437 public trees feature her 3x Great Grandfather, Jeremiah Knighton, born in 1760. Gay concludes her love of genealogy is inherited from her Knighton DNA.

Gay says, “All I can say is wow, what a fascinating journey it has been and still is. Learning about the lives of my ancestors has given me a greater understanding of my heritage. 

It has also been reassuring to find out that my ancestors were human. They have loved, wept, felt joy, felt anxious and fearful, worked hard, a few have been lazy, they have been honest, or told half-truths or just sometimes, told a downright lie. Whatever they may or may not have done, they are my family, and I think of my ancestors as amazing and brave for surviving some very challenging times. I am proud of them all.”


This is an online talk. You will be emailed a link to the online presentation space and instructions for joining the talk in advance of the event. We politely ask that you refrain from sharing the link with other non-ticket holders unless by prior arrangement. For more details please email hello@buxtoncrescenttrust.org Call: 01298 214577


You can book tickets for this event online (via the link above) or in person at the Buxton Visitor Centre in the Pump Room. Details of how to log on to the event will be sent to ticket holders on the week of the event. If you would like to book a free group ticket for a High Peak residential or nursing home (and you haven't heard from us yet) please email us at hello@buxtoncrescenttrust.org.


Wednesday 12th January Log on from 6.45pm Welcome at 7pm Talk at 7.05pm The talk will last around 45 minutes, and there will be time for questions and discussion at the end. We aim to finish by 8pm.


£5 full price adult tickets £3 concessions - 65+ / Full time student / / in receipt of benefits Free for friends of Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust £10 for all three winter online talks (December, January and February)- only available until Wednesday 8th December.


We will do our best to make the presentation accessible by sharing illustrated examples and using subtitles during presentations (where possible). We recommend viewing the talk on a desktop computer or large screen for best results.

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